"I have not experienced a movie like this before": Glenn reviews American Sniper

American Sniper.

I stood behind the movie theater with my second oldest daughter in my arms as she sobbed. She held it together, just long enough to make it away from the crowds and more importantly away from the hero's wife, Taya.

This is what I will remember about seeing the movie American Sniper.

We sat next to Taya Kyle. I don't know how she does it. She is a strong seal wife and good mother. She has been through enough and Jesse Ventura too.

This movie left me a bit shell shocked. All the stuff actual movie critics will talk about is true. Bradley Cooper is oscar worthy. You completely forget it is him. Eastwood is a genius. The opening scene is one of the most powerful on film. I would say it is the psycho shower scene if we were still in the age of innocence. But we are not, and that is what I took from the movie.

Evil is a part of our life now. A big part and growing.

As I sat in the darkened theater, I questioned:

Who are these men that we send in our name?

How do they return to a normal life?

How do our soldiers not just snap and shoot some of these people like the animals they were?

What hell have we unleashed?

What Pandora's box have we opened?

Now that our politicians have squandered the blood was it worth it?

How do we expect to relate to those who live in the Middle East?

How do I expect to relate to those who have stared evil in the face?

How many brave people in the Middle East helped us and now we have left for dead to face Isis?

Why does CNN no longer count the dead?

CNN: Was it really only ever about getting bush out?

If not, where is your coverage?

Do you not cover it now because of ratings?

How do you in the media sleep at night?

How do our heroes sleep after all they have seen?

Where are the "not in my name" rallies?

Where are the international "answer" rallies?

How does soros sleep at night?

Does anyone mean what they say anymore?

Does anyone really even care?

Why haven't I served the men who are in hospitals today?

Why are we all walking in this trance?

Are we witnessing the end of an empire?

How can we strengthen our children to face the hatred and evil that grows closer everyday?

How do we write and preserve history so those in the future can learn from our 100 year suicide?

Most of these I can answer. The last one is tough, because we are worn out and we no longer feel war and killing is a sport in some cities, and no longer anything but a video game.

WW2 lasted four years. F O U R! This has gone on for 14!

Why? Are we safer? Are those in the Middle East? The Christians and moderate Muslims in Iraq tonight, I would imagine, pray for the return of the days of Saddam Hussein. How many of our soldiers pray for their life or limb back.

How many parents pray for their child back?

How does a country and an entire generation recover from this?

My children are lucky. Someday they will tell stories about the people they have met, the amazing people who sat at our table or we at theirs...

World leaders, business and faith leaders. My kids will recall eating Chinese food with Billy Graham, being on a first name basis with "Mr. Buble", meeting the head of Google, touching the ceiling of the Sistine chapel, hugging uncle Marcus Lutrell when he needed one and tonight experiencing American Sniper sitting next to Taya Kyle as she tried to hide her tears while we did the same.

At the same time, my children have it worse than the average kid. My daughter heard the conversation with a senator in DC tonight as we discussed "what comes next" for the world. They hear the future before they live it. They know these giants of war and see their pain first hand. Whether they are the men and women that have been executed by the media elites for daring to stand against power, or dare to love and serve their country only to be forgotten.

I have not experienced a movie like this before. I am left with a true feeling of war. A clear look at evil. A true feeling of what is important and one question I could not answer which was whispered by my daughter as I held her hand in the truck on the way home.

"Now what do we do daddy? We have seen it, and we know ... But now what do we do?"

I wish I knew. But then again, maybe it's best I don't.

American Sniper. Hard to watch. Harsh in every way. True vision of war and hatred. True depiction of American heroes. Brilliantly done all around.

Featured image courtesy of the AP.

This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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The less-than-favorable reaction to Caitlyn Jenner's bid for governor of California as a Republican has shown that leftists and so-called "transgender rights activist" care more about political party than actual transgender rights. Despite the fact that if she wins, Jenner would be the first trans governor in our nation's history — and prove that Republicans aren't 'transphobic' — Leftist activists would rather back Gavin Newsom — a cisgender, white male.

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a #trans governor of California. But @Caitlyn_Jenner spent years telling the #LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump. We saw how that turned out. Now she wants us to trust her? Hard pass," tweeted Equality California, one of the state's largest LGBTQ-rights groups.

"With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO," tweeted leftist activist and actress Alyssa Milano.

"Well done Caitlyn Jenner, running for governor wins you the one medal you never got: stupidest mother***ker on earth. Running as a Trump Republican & entering a world that hates you," tweeted "Sons of Anarchy" star Ron Perlman.

In this clip from the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and producer Stu Burguiere discussed the Left's hostile reaction to Jenner's candidacy for California governor and agreed that leftist trans activists are showing themselves to be more "leftists" than "trans activists."

"If Caitlyn Jenner did, let's say, run for governor and win as a Republican, wouldn't that go a long way to advance what [trans rights activists'] goal supposedly is? Like, if you really believe Republicans hate trans people and what you want is for society to have trans people accepted more broadly, what better way to accomplish that than having a Republican trans candidate?" Stu asked.

"Yeah, see, but you just said the key words: 'If you really believe.' They don't really believe anything. I don't think they even really believe that Republicans hate gay people. I don't think they actually believe that. That's just a slogan that's been drilled in their head," Glenn said. "It doesn't have anything to do with race or gender, or really anything else. It has everything to do with politics. That's it."

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