WATCH: It’s time to take control of your own life

It’s time to stop accepting the world the way it is and to start fighting for something different - and much, much better. That was the message Glenn shared this morning on radio during a passionate call for people to break free of their comfort zone and to start fighting for what they really want and believe in. Why are we still trusting the systems that have been around for twenty or thirty years to be they key to the future? It’s not going to work. Listen to Glenn’s message HERE and start changing thing now!

Below is a rush transcript of this segment:

GLENN: I have to tell you, and I want to share this with you, I want to share this with you, because I want you to empower yourself. I want you to find out what it is in your own life and empower yourself.

We are in the age of a renaissance. Everything is about to change in a very good way. And it could go dicey. I mean, I think it will. It's going to go dicey. The world will come unhinged for a while. But if we hold on to each other, we'll be okay.

But we have a choice. We can either make things good and right and better and empower ourselves.

Do you realize that the bushmen in some place in Africa, as long as they have access to a smartphone in the middle of a bush, they have access to more power and information than President Clinton did in 1986. Your smartphone, what the hell are you doing with it? What are we doing with it?

Now, I want to tell you, I just said to the floor crew, I have been trying to find somebody that would listen to me about a redesign of a camera and a whole camera system. This studio, I own a stupid movie studio, and all the technology put in here was put in the '80s, and we're still putting the same crap technology in this building because that's what everybody makes.

I know what the future is. And it ain't this. And for how long, Stu? Five years, four years? I've talked to Canon. I've talked to --

PAT: You've been on this camera kick for a long time. I think it's six years.

GLENN: I've talked to everybody. I talked to the head of equipment at Warner Brothers, and I explained this idea. And he was like, that's really good. Now, do you know how do that? Yeah, I'm not going to do that because that would probably put me out of work. That sounds good.

PAT: I'd rather buy the 80,000-dollar camera that doesn't work as well. Why don't we just keep doing that?

GLENN: Yeah, we'll just keep spending money like it's crazy. So I just said -- and this is the mind-set that I want you to have. I've talked to all kinds of people. All the people I've talked to are either experts with no money or people with money and no expertise. And I can't get those two together. I can't get those two together. And I just know what the future is.

So I just said to the floor people, you know, these guys are creative. They're creative. They know what it is. I mean, who owns the jib? It ain't me. Who owns the jib?

CRM. Okay, a lot of times individuals own these big pieces of equipment. These pieces of equipment were made by guys -- I think steady cam thing was made by a guy in a hotel room.

STU: That was Rocky. One of the first uses of it was Rocky because they did it in Philadelphia, by the way. The whole reason that's tied to Philadelphia because they wanted to get around the unions.

GLENN: Isn't that crazy?

STU: That's how innovations happen.

GLENN: Exactly. That's how innovation happens. And what we've become is a consumer nation. Wait for somebody to make something, and then I'll buy it. And I know someone will make something better, and I'll buy that. And I'm just waiting for the next thing that's better. What are we waiting for? That's not America.

America is the one that says: I don't have to do it that way. I want to get around the unions. I want to get around this. I want to go around the price. It doesn't make sense to me. So I just said to the guys, you know what, let's redesign it ourselves and put it up on Kickstarter. I don't know how much it will cost us to do it. I don't have the money to do it. So let's just build one, and then we'll put it up on Kickstarter. Because I think it will revolutionize television. What are we waiting for? That's the key. What are you waiting for? What is it in your life that drives you?

Everything, look, everything is about passion. It's about intelligence and passion. As I tell the staff here, somebody is like, well, I'd really like to try this. Okay, what are you waiting for? Well, I just wanted to see if you bought into it and, you know, if you would help me get some people -- no, I'm not going to help you. I'm working on stuff I can't get done. And the things I can't get done usually tell me because it's not quite right because I can't convince enough people that it's right or I don't have the right team around me to see that vision. So then I have to keep working on it. You have to go out and convince two or three people. And with your passion and your intelligence, you go out and you convince two or three people. And you get them to buy into the -- the -- what you're trying to do. And then you do it together.

And then, you don't go to some VC. Some venture capitalist or anything else. You don't have to do that. Put it on Kickstarter. Here's an idea. I think this would revolutionize -- Pat and I were talking about this. This is how crazy the world is getting right now.

Do you realize that right now if you could come up with a tricorder. Now, this is somebody -- a Star Trek fan. A tricorder. This is a tricorder prize. Okay?

STU: I don't know what a tricorder is.

GLENN: Okay. Tricorder is when Bones, the doctor in Star Trek back in the 1960s, he had this little device that he would hold up. And it would be like, [sirens].

PAT: It would tell him exactly what what's wrong with you.

GLENN: He's an alien with a head cold.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: Total future stuff. You know, like --

PAT: In Star Trek 4, he held it up to somebody in a hospital, and he realized they had kidney failure and he gave them a pill and it corrected their problem.

GLENN: Okay. So that's what it is. You don't have to be a doctor. Just turn the tricorder on. And you're like, oh, he has kidney failure.

So the guys who did SpaceX are now doing with Qualcomm, a 20 million-dollar prize for the tricorder. Why are they doing it? America is going to be about 20 million doctors short. Who would see that coming? I don't know who said that. I'm sorry. That's another monologue. We'll be about 20 million doctors short by 2020, 2025. That will cause a real problem. So what do we do? Well, you come up with things like a tricorder. And you don't give it to doctors. You make it available for parents. 3 o'clock in the morning, my kid is sick. Oh, he has a head cold. Oh, he has kidney failure. Okay, that one I have to have checked.

This one -- and it's all -- it is artificial intelligence, which will only get stronger. It's cloud-based. So all the information, you can cough on it. These are some of the specks they're looking for. Cough on it, it will analyze the spittle. You can prick your finger on it, and it will give you a blood test. It has to be linked to artificial intelligence and to the cloud and give you a diagnosis.

PAT: Wow. Do we know if someone is close to that?

GLENN: You ready for this? It's a $20 million X prize through Qualcomm and SpaceX people. A $20 million Qualcomm prize. They've had it out now for a couple of years. They're down now to the 15 finalists and expect to have a working one in 18 months.

PAT: Wow.

STU: Wow.

PAT: That's a bigger prize than they're giving to somebody going to space.

GLENN: That was 10 million.

PAT: Wow. Wow.

GLENN: What are we doing?

PAT: That's huge.

STU: If you point one of those things at Jeffy, it explodes.

PAT: Oh, my gosh. It can't compute all the various diseases on there.

JEFFY: Actually I'm a good test case for a few million.

PAT: Yeah. You might be. Syphilous. Gonorrhea.

GLENN: What's amazing to me is, this is the world we're living in. And why are we not taking -- we're the entrepreneurs. We're the ones who believe in the future. Right?

We're not the ones sitting, waiting for a handout. We're not the ones saying, oh, let somebody else do it. We're the ones out marching in the streets. We're the ones going way out of our comfort zone. I'm telling you, Pat and I were talking about something this morning. About going way, way out of our comfort zone. Way out of our comfort zone. We have to. All of us have to go way out of our comfort zone.

Let me ask you this question: What is it that you have done in the last four weeks, 60 days, what have you done in the last eight weeks that has made you really uncomfortable?

Have you done anything? If you haven't, you're not growing.

Let me say that again: Have you done something in the last 60 days that has made you way uncomfortable? And if you haven't, you're not growing.

STU: If you're no good at being uncomfortable, then you can't stop staying exactly the same. Right?

GLENN: What?

STU: If you're no good at being uncomfortable, then you can't stop saying exactly the same?

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Fiona Apple suspect she beat you to the punch. Multiple years ago, she beat you -- this little monologue you're going on --

GLENN: I'd give good money to Fiona Apple to beat you in the face.

STU: She would probably do it with pleasure.

GLENN: I know you were in front of her. We were in front row and you were afraid.

STU: I do love her. But I was in the front row many times, but I don't think -- I don't think she -- she probably has no idea --

GLENN: No. She has no idea. No, you were just a random person that she could get up from the piano and just beat. Oh, yeah, no, not for any real reason. Just because she might attack someone in the audience.

STU: She's that awesome. Yes, that could definitely happen.

GLENN: You describe that as awesome?

STU: I do. With her? Yes.

GLENN: She is awesome.

STU: She is. But, you know, that's a great point. And I remember hearing that song years ago and thinking, that's a great point. If you don't put yourself into that place where you're doing things that make you feel that way, you're just living the same day over and over again.

GLENN: Okay. So one of my favorite lines from Muse, and I'll butcher it because it's been a long time since I've heard it. Is, I had a nightmare that everybody loved me for who I am. Crap. Now, I can't remember the last part of the line.

I had a nightmare that everybody loved me for who I am. I'm going to have to look it up. I don't want to butcher the last part of it. But basically it is, and so I wasn't the man I could be.

If everybody loves you for who you are, you're not going to push yourself to be the best man you can be.

STU: Yeah. This is kind of -- we're going through references, and I pray Pat has a good one coming.

GLENN: Oh, Pat has a solid one coming. It's going to be something like from Paul Revere and the radars. He's already gone.

STU: There's a line, it was -- the meanest thing you can ever say to someone is good job. It was in that movie, Whiplash. The drumming movie. Of course, this guy is a psychopath in the movie. You don't necessarily want to replicate his behavior. But when you think about that, it's so central to the way humans react to things. If you can sit there and be rewarded for your behavior over and over again, then, of course, you'll never change.

You know, it's -- it's very typical.

PAT: Although, some people are motivated pretty strongly by positive reinforcement and feedback.

STU: Yeah, that's why I wouldn't go as far. He was actually a pretty bad guy in the movie. But I think the point is there.

PAT: Did he get the kid where he needed to go?

STU: I don't want to give away the movie. He drums well.

PAT: Spoiler alert. Okay.

GLENN: Here it is. I've had recurring nightmares that I was loved for who I am and missed the opportunity to be a better man. Isn't that great?

PAT: Yeah, it's good.

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

David McNew / Staff | Getty Images

Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

SOPA Images / Contributor | Getty Images

Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

Bloomberg / Contributor | Getty Images

The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

Buyenlarge / Contributor | Getty Images

Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

Anna Moneymaker / Staff | Getty Images

Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.