This Facebook troll probably didn't expect Glenn to respond to his post calling our audience "idiots"

Over his vacation, Glenn spent a lot of time keeping in touch with his audience over Facebook. In fact, he's even started to respond to a few of the commenters who reach out with questions, comments, or just a kind word. Unfortunately, Facebook is still the internet, which means there are going to be trolls trying to cause problems and stir up trouble. How did Glenn handle the hate when one person called his fans "idiots"?

Thomas Colwell wrote: "Do you idiots see what kind of lifestyle you are paying for Glenn to have? He preys on your fears and profits greatly from it."

Here's how Glenn responded:

Thomas, I respect your right to disagree. We all are very aware that I make money. My audience doesn't have a problem with meritocracy. Not everyone agrees with what I believe. I wouldn't expect them to. However, I expect my audience to do their own home work. Never take my word for anything. Check it out yourself. Listen to all sides and don't listen to those who shout you down. When ever someone says don't listen, read or explore any line of thought, they believe you to be an idiot.

You believe my audience is full of idiots. I do not.

I do not believe you are an idiot, nor the audience (whatever is left of it) at MSNBC. We just disagree. What we need to do is see where what we believe intersects and build from there.

Believe it or not Thomas, there are things we agree on. I would bet you didn't want a blank military check for George Bush. Neither did I. You didn't want him to just move alone without congress. Neither did I. You want these wars to end. So do I. You don't want people scooped up and held without a trial, so do I.

Why don't we start there. We don't have to agree on much more. Let's just be consistent.

I thought it was wrong when Bush was in office, and I said so openly and often. I called for Bush's impeachment, I will again if god forbid Jeb Bush or Romney get into office and abused the power and went it alone. I also think it is wrong now. Do you? Or is it okay for one man to hold all that power IF YOU AGREE WITH HIM?

Why make it about how much I make? I do not hide it, but you don't seem to care that I have also directly created over 300 jobs and God only knows how many indirect jobs we have "saved or created". You don't know or seem to care that I give my employees the best healthcare available and that I not only hire those that think differently, I encourage it. I have liberals, atheists, Jews, Christians, black, Hispanic and most of my leadership team is made up of women and they make the same as the men.

It doesn't sound like I am as much of a monster as those who are vying for power would like you to believe. You are smart enough. Do your own homework. Don't only ask the Dodge dealer about the Ford. If you want the truth, go ahead, ask the dodge dealer, but ask the Ford dealer as well.

I wish you my best for a blessed year and one that encourages you and all you know to explore, learn and think out of the box.

In the meantime, enjoy the caliphate that was crazy and stupid for me even to suggest three years ago. It is called ISIS. And it is only just beginning. Do you own homework on the next puzzle piece that I will be exploring next week: RUSSIA. Don't tell me it is stupid. I challenge you to watch all three episodes and then when you really understand what I am trying to warn about, then tell me where you believe I have it wrong. But let's try it without hatred and name calling.

Because, who knows, maybe you will be right and I will learn more from you than you will learn from me.

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Glenn Beck has warned that one day, you'll wake up and not recognize your country anymore. Are you there yet?

Governments at every level have been weaponized against Americans. The FBI shows up in full tactical gear at the homes of pro-lifers, terrifying young children and grandmas for the "crime" of peacefully protesting abortion. The ATF surprises legal gun owners on their doorsteps, demanding to see their firearms. State governments are trying to sneak in laws that allow the sexual mutilation of children — without the parents’ consent.

When we become confused as to what the government can and cannot do, we become numb to tyranny and take it on the chin, as we did with the COVID-19 mandates. And when the state comes knocking, we don’t know how to deal with it because we haven’t lived in that kind of country since 1791. Glenn warns we’re on the same road as every empire that ended in collapse.

On tonight's special presentation, Glenn features the stories of every-day Americans who have experienced government tyranny firsthand:
  • A gun shop owner who encountered a bone-chilling inspection by the ATF.
  • A father fighting for the right to see his twins after objecting to his 3-year-old son going through gender transition.
  • A woman who had almost $1M seized from her bank accounts even though she and her husband were never charged with a crime.
  • A couple who had their home raided by the FBI over a case of mistaken identity.
  • An FBI agent who turned whistleblower after he became fed up with the abuses he saw over Jan. 6 raids.

But tyrants can only exist when the people they are trying to subjugate forget that there are fundamental rights granted not by the state but by a higher power. And we have the blueprint to stop tyranny dead in its tracks. The founders armed us with the tools — we just need to know how to wield them. So how do peaceful Americans stand up to tyranny that comes in the disguise of “law”? Glenn and a panel of legal experts, including Sen. Mike Lee, arm you with the answers so you'll know what to do when the government comes knocking on YOUR door next.

This is perhaps the most important special we've ever aired on BlazeTV. To watch the FULL special, become a BlazeTV subscriber today. Head on over to BlazeTV and use code STANDUP at checkout to save $30.

CRYPTO CRASH: The REAL story behind Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX scandal

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The fall of FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried has sent shock waves through the cryptocurrency world. But is this just another failed Ponzi scheme, or is there more to this story? On this episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn got a “Bitcoin for Dummies” guide from Marty Bent, who explained what actually happened with FTX, where he believes the markets will go from here, and whether this is connected at all to Bankman-Fried's massive donations to the Democrat Party.

Marty has devoted his career to safeguarding financial freedom from the tyranny of the government and elites — a major focus of his newsletter “Marty’s Bent” and podcasts, including “Tales from the Crypt.” He’s critical of the globalist vision for our financial future, which he sees as the result of a “progressive” movement to get rid of God.

On the podcast, Marty warned that the FTX scandal could make a convenient excuse for centralizing Bitcoin and ushering in more state control, mass surveillance, ESG, and social credit scores. In fact, he said, the Federal Reserve’s push for a digital dollar has already begun.

Watch the full podcast with Marty Bent below:

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Glenn once warned that one day you’d wake up and not recognize your country any more. Are you there yet?

Governments at every level have been weaponized against Americans. The FBI shows up in full tactical gear at the homes of pro-lifers, terrifying young children and grandmas for the "crime" of peacefully protesting abortion. The ATF surprises legal gun owners on their doorsteps, demanding to see their firearms. State governments are trying to sneak in laws that allow the sexual mutilation of children — without the parents’ consent.

When we become confused as to what the government can and cannot do, we become numb to tyranny and take it on the chin, as we did with the COVID-19 mandates. And when the state comes knocking, we don’t know how to deal with it because we haven’t lived in that kind of country since 1791. But tyrants can only exist when the people they are trying to subjugate forget that there are fundamental rights granted not by the state, but by a higher power. And we have the blueprint to stop tyranny dead in its tracks.

The founders armed us with the tools — we just need to know how to wield them.

So how do peaceful Americans stand up to tyranny that comes in the disguise of “law”? Glenn and a panel of legal experts including Sen. Mike Lee arm you with the answers — so you'll know what to do when the government comes knocking on YOUR door next …

Sign up to get the "Targets of Tyranny" audience Q&A document now:

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DITCH MITCH? Why McConnell has 'GOT TO GO'

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Glenn Beck on Monday tore into Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) for allocating $7 million from the Senate Leadership Fund to Alaska — a race that would "go to a Republican either way" — instead of the Arizona Senate race, saying "if there's one person who's responsible for the Democrats keeping control of the Senate, it's McConnell."

As McConnell pushes to hold an election for Republican leadership as soon as possible, several Republican senators are calling for the postponement of internal leadership elections, which are currently slated to occur this week even though several races still don't have winners.

"Mitch McConnell has got to go," Glenn stated. "Why did [he] put so much money in the Murkowski [R-Alaska] race when we knew it was going to be a Republican either way? ... We all know why he did that. He did that because he wanted to make sure he had Murkowski, who would kowtow to him. [...] We also know why he didn't put money into [Arizona Republican candidate] Blake Masters, who could've won that race. He didn't put any money there because he knew Blake Masters would not kowtow."

Glenn went on to suggest it's time for each of us to call our state's Republican senators and make it clear that if they plan to vote for Mitch, they can plan on not having your vote when the next election rolls around.

"Let's see who's on the side of Mitch McConnell, who's a member of the Mitch's B***hes Club ... who is it that will actually stand with this guy, because ... he was instrumental in getting nothing done. Nothing," he said. "Mitch McConnell and his ilk are going to be exactly the same as they have always been."

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