If people don't wake up now...when will they?

Have our hearts already grown too cold? Atheism is surging. The Amtrak crash was a madhouse. Homelessness on the rise in LA. Feds using immigration laws to harass citizens. The list goes on and on. And as Glenn found out yesterday, he can't even post an update on Facebook about his granddaughter going to the hospital without people attacking him. What is happening to the world? On Wednesday's TV show, Glenn delivered a message everyone needs to hear - before it's too late.

Below is rush transcript of this segment:

Because of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold. It’s an ancient prophecy, but it seems more and more relevant with every passing day.

Every abuse of power is met with excuses, justification, and worst of all, apathy. If we don’t wake up soon, what will the world look like when we finally do? President Obama has the latest executive power play. It comes as he tries to force through a classified secret trade deal. This deal is on the scale of ObamaCare, and it basically would be a major coup for Japan and others to trade cheaply—we think; we don’t know.

Some say it’s good. Some say it’s bad. We don’t know. We do know Obama’s track record, so who do you trust? Progressives on the right and the left are the problem. There’s no transparency.

I talked to somebody last night about this trade deal and tried to get some information, somebody who had actually read it in classified form. Said Glenn, I don’t think there’s a problem with it, I don’t, but I don’t know. It’s the partisan politics that we play. Partisans on the right hammer me every time I pointed out, but it is true. Partisan politics run by the progressives in both the Democrat and the Republican Party is the problem. It’s why voting for the guy who can win has gotten us where it has taken us.

We’re being taken to the same place, bigger and bigger government with more and more control out of our hands. I used to think that one was driving us in a Ferrari and the other in a VW, but I think they’re both driving jets. There is no difference. What bothers me most is another abuse of power, and by and large, nobody seems to care. It just seems to come and go one after another, and we’re immune to the abuse.

It has happened so many times that we’re now desensitized to it, and we become apathetic or detached, cynical, because we have started to believe that we can’t change anything, and I’m here to tell you that’s a lie. We walk around now in almost a catatonic state. This is what it looks like in China. A two-year-old toddler wanders away from his mother and into an alley and gets hit by a car. The car proceeds to run over the child and then leave the scene. As if that wasn’t horrific enough, it was only the beginning of the tragedy. Person after person walks by, sees the child wounded, and keeps on walking by doing nothing.

A few years ago, I watched this. I looked at that tape and I marveled, how could that possibly happen? The answer is because their society has suffered for decades and decades of the individual doesn’t matter. It’s the collective, the heavy hand of communism. Don’t do anything yourself. You can’t do anything about it. And hearts grow cold.

Well, if we don’t wake up soon, we will suffer the same fate, and I think we might already be beginning to see the symptoms of it. The Amtrak derailment that happened last night, at least seven are dead, over 100 injured as the train and all of the cars completely derailed near Philadelphia. It was a horrific scene—mangled cars, people tossed into the luggage racks, awful.

But something caught my attention, former Congressman Patrick Murphy was on the train, and here’s how he described the aftermath of the wreck. He said, “[People] didn’t care about anyone else, so stepping over people and stuff.” We may be closer to the Chinese level of apathy and coldness than we thought.

Our culture today bombards us with over 300 messages per day that say you need to have this, you deserve that, it’s all about me, me, me, me. Combine that with incessant programming that appeals to and affirms our selfish desires with a growing perception of helplessness, and you have the perfect conditions for man’s love to grow cold. It’s all about me. I can’t do anything about what’s going on. You foster that mentality long enough, and of course people are going to be stepping over bodies to get out of trains. That’s what we’ve been conditioned to do.

Let me give you another example. I want to read something I just posted on Facebook about, I don’t know, an hour ago. My daughter had called me. My granddaughter just was taken to the hospital, and I just got back. I want to read this to you. This is what I posted on the way back.

I have so much to learn. By the way, you’re not going to like this about me, but it’s true. I have so much to learn. Today, I learned how out of whack I was as a man while I was working in New York. Today, my granddaughter had a spill and had to go to Children’s Hospital. Mom and dad were both there. I was in a meeting when I found out and jumped into the car so I could be there for them. On the way, I was reflecting when my son, Raphe, was young and fell off the bed and broke his collarbone. I remember how upset Tania was. She felt like a bad mother. She’s the best. It wasn’t true.

As I was driving to the hospital today, I searched my memories for me at the hospital with Tania and Raphe. There weren’t any. He was in Connecticut, and I was in New York City working. “How,” I asked myself today, “as a husband and a father, did I put my broadcast ahead of me being there for my wife?” I thank God again today for an entirely new reason that I left FOX. Even when we think we’re doing all we can do, there’s more we can do if our priorities are right. I’ve changed so much in the last five years and more over the last twenty.

I spoke to a great businessman today who asked the same question that I’ve asked myself and others for years, “Would you be as good of a man as you are today if your life all ran smoothly?” I don’t think so. It’s our challenges, our faults, and our failures and the noticing of them that makes us better. 'I have this recurring nightmare that everyone loved me for who I was, and I missed the chance to be a better man.' That’s a line from Muse. I will ask forgiveness from my wife tonight and beg the Lord to help me be a better man, father, and husband. I take solace in the fact that I’m not the same man that I was, and I know my family can take care of themselves, but it’s my job to be there to protect, heal, and bless. Lorelai, by the way, is okay.

When I wrote this, within two minutes somebody responded well, I guess it’s your millions that allow you to do those things, and when you have millions of dollars, then you can do whatever you want. I didn’t know how to respond. I responded as Gandhi-like as I could, and I just said it’s not about the money. It’s about priorities, and when did we turn into this country where everything is about money, where we hate each other because of different classes?

Then, the very next thing was I posted Lorelai is all right, thank God. She was eating a Popsicle by the time I left. Somebody had written in the very next comment on that was but what about all the Iraqi children? Your idol, Bush, has more blood on his hands than Saddam. There is no God. Otherwise our leaders would be crapping themselves about murdering all those people. I just wrote to him, what about the children that are being beheaded and crucified today?

When we can’t even have a conversation about somebody’s child or grandchild when they’re humbling themselves and saying wow, I’m a broken person, I’ve got a lot to learn, when we as a society can’t say (A) praying for you, hope everything’s all right, don’t normally agree with you, but I know you’re struggling today—when we make everything about race, money, or politics, there’s no way out.

We have to turn away from ourselves, from our anger, from our bitterness, from our pettiness, and turn toward something bigger. We’re not the point of this life. We have to put others in front of us. This is not easy to do, and none of us will do it perfectly. I am the least of all of us that are gathered here every day, but if we don’t try, we’re going to end up in a place where we’re stepping over dying people on trains and ignoring wounded toddlers in the streets. We have some waking up to do.

Something else about the Amtrak crash that I’m not seeing really covered anywhere, and I want to be really careful because this could be just a nasty accident, and I hope it is. They’re still investigating the cause of the wreck. It happened around a curve, so it is possible that it was negligence on the conductor’s part, but so far, they’re saying he was going the speed limit. But a few details are now beginning to emerge that could suggest otherwise.

Septa, the local train in Philadelphia, reported that one of their trains was hit by a projectile just a short time before the crash on the same line within a few miles of where the Amtrak train derailed. Also, back in February, a freight train derailed in South Carolina. The FBI believes that that derailment was no accident. After the 9/11 attacks, several what are called “derailers” were reported stolen, nine of them. The only use for these are for train operators to intentionally derail trains. So, it is definitely possible that this was an intentional act, but the investigation continues.

But did you notice what Donald Trump said last night? Within moments of hearing it, he tweets about what a horrible accident. It’s because of our infrastructure. We don’t know if it’s our infrastructure. Yes, our infrastructure is dying, but we the people saw $1 trillion of our money be wasted on shovel-ready projects to fix our infrastructure. His next tweet is there’s only one guy in the world that can fix our infrastructure, and it’s me. Oh my gosh, the night of the accident you’re campaigning? How cold and callous do you have to be?

We’re entering perilous times. I’ve told you in the past, I have done my homework on Bonhoeffer and Gandhi, on Martin Luther King and Lincoln. I’ve looked at them. Why did they win, and why did Bonhoeffer fail? Bonhoeffer failed because the people stopped connecting with their heart. And this is going to be harder and harder as we go every day. People have lost almost all trust in our institutions, from Congress to businesses to churches.

There was even a new poll that showed 45% of people believe now that the military might try to take over the United States. That sounds crazy, but then again, that’s how frustrated and scared and unsure of the landscape that people are. We don’t trust anyone or anything anymore, and there’s not much less left to trust.

The TSA, the one that was set up to protect us, the citizens, is herding us like cattle and is groping citizens instead of protecting them. A Freedom of Information request has revealed some disturbing new details about a series of sexual assaults at airports all across the country, including one where a TSA supervisor laughed at a passenger who said I’ve just been groped. That was at Chicago O’Hare Airport, by the way, which Chicago has just been downgraded to junk bond status and the same city where most of the complaints have occurred.

The IRS targeted conservatives, conservative groups. We know that, but now they’re targeting small business owners, using a law intended to stop drug trafficking and money laundering. I want to show you just a quick video here, unbelievable. The IRS pounced on a rural North Carolina store that sells catfish, worms, and sandwiches. Watch.

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Did anybody read that, what is it, the IMF today is talking now about digitizing all money, making cash, this is the proposal over in England, making cash illegal? So, when the collapse comes, they can just digitize everything, and that way they control exactly what you spend.

By the way, there are 3,554 new federal regulations that were born last year. That came with a $1.8 trillion price tag, but does anybody care? The EPA is now targeting public health concerns at nail salons. The list goes on and on and on.

The more abuses we have, the more that they come in and try to control our life, the more they screw up our life, the more things happen and we don’t notice, the more helpless we feel to change a darn thing. And the colder our hearts grow. Don’t let your heart grow cold. If it does, we will not recognize our country when we get out of the other side. Wake up. Wake up.

It's not as easy as it used to be for billion-dollar entertainment empires like The Walt Disney Company. It would be more streamlined for Disney to produce its major motion pictures in its own backyard. After all, abortion in California is readily available, as well as a protected, cherished right. And since abortion access is critical for movie production, right up there with lighting equipment and craft services, you would think California would be the common-sense choice for location shooting. Alas, even billion-dollar studios must pinch pennies these days. So, in recent years, Disney, among other major Hollywood studios, has been farming out production to backwater Southern lands like Georgia, and even Louisiana. Those states offer more generous tax breaks than Disney's native California. As a result, Georgia for example, played host to much of the shooting for the recent worldwide box office smash Avengers: Endgame.

But now it looks like it's Georgia's endgame. The state recently passed what is known as a "heartbeat" bill – a vicious, anti-woman law that would try to make pregnant women allow their babies to be born and actually live. It's a bridge too far for a major studio like Disney, which was largely built on creating family entertainment. How can Disney possibly go about making quality movies, often aimed at children, without access to unfettered abortion? It's unconscionable. Lack of abortion access makes it nearly impossible to shoot movies. So, what's a major studio to do? Disney might have considered migrating its business to Louisiana, but that state too has now signed a heartbeat bill into law. It's utter madness.

These monstrous anti-abortion bills, coupled with having to live under President Trump, has led Disney to seek a new home for its legendary movie magic. Last week, Disney's CEO, Bob Iger, announced that all future Disney movies will now be filmed on location in the Sub-Saharan African nation of Wakanda.

"Disney and Wakanda are a match made in heaven," Iger told reporters. "Wakanda was, until recently, a secret kingdom, much like our own Magic Kingdom. With this new partnership, we'll not only get to continue our legacy of making movies that parents and children everywhere enjoy together, but we'll get to do so in a safe space that reveres abortion as much as we do."

Wakanda is one of only four African countries (out of 55) that allow unrestricted abortion.

As home to the most advanced technology in the world – and with the planet's highest per-capita concentration of wokeness – Wakanda offers women painless, hassle-free abortion on demand. As the Wakandan health ministry website explains, the complete absence of any white-patriarchal-Judeo-Christian influence allows women in Wakanda to have complete control of their own bodies (with the exception of females who are still fetuses). As winner of the U.N.'s 2018 Golden Forceps award (the U.N.'s highest abortion honor) Wakanda continues its glowing record on abortion. That makes it an ideal location for Disney's next round of live-action remakes of its own animated movies in which the company plans to remove all male characters.

Iger says he hopes to convince Wakandan leadership to share their top-secret vibranium-based abortion procedure technology so that American women can enjoy the same convenient, spa-like abortion treatment that Wakandan women have enjoyed for years.

Wakanda is one of only four African countries (out of 55) that allow unrestricted abortion. Disney plans to boycott and/or retaliate against the other 51 African nations, as well as any U.S. states, that restrict abortion. Specific plans are being kept under wraps, but sources say Disney's potential retaliation may include beaming Beverly Hills Chihuahua into the offending territories on a continuous, indefinite loop.

When asked how Wakanda's futuristic capital city and distinctly African landscape would be able to double for American movie locations, Iger said, "I guess America will just have to look more like Wakanda from now on."

One potential wrinkle for the Left-leaning studio is the fact that Wakanda has an impenetrable border wall-shield-thing designed to keep out foreign invaders as well as illegal immigrants. Iger said he understands Wakanda's policy of exclusivity, adding, "After all, not everyone gets into Disneyland. You have to have a ticket to get in. Anyone is welcome, but you have to go through the process of getting a ticket." When one reporter pointed out that Iger's answer sounded like the conservative argument for legal immigration under the rule of law, Iger insisted that the reporter was "a moronic fascist."

What if the unthinkable happens and Florida also enacts its own "heartbeat" law? That would be problematic since Walt Disney World is located in Florida. Iger responded that Disney would "cross that bridge if we get to it" but that the most likely scenario would entail "dismantling Disney World piece-by-piece and relocating it to the actual happiest place on earth – Wakanda." As for whether Disney would ever open character-themed abortion clinics inside its theme parks, Iger remained coy, but said, "Well, it is the place where dreams come true."

With the Wakanda solution, Disney may have found a place where Minnie Mouse can finally follow her heart and have true freedom of choice.

When pressed about the cost of ramping up production in a secretive African kingdom that has no existing moviemaking infrastructure (which could easily end up being much more expensive than simply shooting in California) Iger said, "You can't put a price tag on abortion freedom. Wakanda Forever and Abortion Forever!"

With the Wakanda solution, Disney may have found a place where Minnie Mouse can finally follow her heart and have true freedom of choice. And that will be welcome relief to traditional families all over the world who keep the Walt Disney Company in business.

*Disclaimer: The preceding story is a parody. Bob Iger did not actually say any of the quotes in the story. Neither is Wakanda an actual nation on planet Earth.

"Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris," is a podcast featuring conversations about how faith has guided newsmakers and celebrities through their best and worst times. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is a much maligned religion so Glenn joined the podcast and took the time to explain what it means to him and how it changed his life.

From his suicidal days and his battle with drugs and alcohol, it was his wife Tania and his faith that saved him. All his ups and downs have given him the gift of empathy and he says he now understands the "cry for mercy" — something he wishes he'd given out more of over the years.

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One of these times I'm going to go on vacation, and I'm just not going to come back. I learn so much on a farm.

You want to know how things work, go spend a summer on a farm. You're having problems with your son or daughter, go spend a summer on a farm.

My son changed. Over two weeks.

Getting him out of bed, getting him to do anything, is like insane. He's a 15-year-old kid. Going all through the normal 15-year-old boy stuff. Getting him on the farm, where he was getting up and actually accomplishing stuff, having to build or mend fences, was amazing. And it changed him.

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Our society does not allow our kids to grow up, ever. I am convinced that our 15-year-olds could be fixing all kinds of stuff. Could be actually really making an impact in a positive way in our society. And what's wrong with our society is, we have gotten away from how things actually work. We're living in this theoretical world. When you're out on a farm, there's no theory here. If it rains, the crops will grow. If it rains too much, the crops won't grow.

If there's no sun, they won't grow. If there's too much sun, they'll shrivel up and die. There's no theory. We were out mending fences. Now, when I say the phrase to you, mending fences, what does that mean? When you think of mending fences, you think of, what?

Coming together. Bringing people together. Repairing arguments.

I've never mended a fence before until I started stringing a fence and I was like, "I ain't doing this anymore! Where is it broken? Can't we just tie a piece of barbed wire together?"

Let's stop talking about building a wall. Because that has all kinds of negative imagery. Mending fences is what we need to do.

That's called mending fences.

And why do you mend fences? So your animals don't get out and start to graze on somebody else's land. When your fence goes down, your cow is now on somebody else's land. And your cow is now eating their food.

We look at the phrase, mending fences as saying, hey. You know, we were both wrong. Mending fences has nothing to do with that.

Mending fences means build a wall. My neighbors and I, we're going to get along fine, as long as my cows don't go and steal their food, or their cows don't come over and steal my cow's food.

We're perfectly neighborly with each other, until one of us needs to mend a fence, because, dude, you got to mend that, because your cows keep coming over and eating my food.

You know what we need to do with Mexico? Mend fences.

Now, that's a phrase. You hear build a wall. That's horrible.

No, no, no. We need to mend fences.

In a farming community, that means putting up an electric fence. That means putting up barbed wire.

So the cows — because the cows will — they'll stick their head through barbed wire. And they'll eat the grass close to the road. Or eat the grass close to the other side of the fence. And they'll get their heads in between those fences. And they can't get out sometimes. Because the grass is always greener on the other side. You look at these damn cows and say turn around, cow — there's plenty of stuff over here.

No. They want the grass on the other side of the fence.

So you mend it.

And if it's really bad, you do what we do. We had to put an electric fence up. Now, imagine putting an electric fence up. That seems pretty radical and expensive.

Does it really work? Does it shock them? What does that feel like to a cow?

The cows hit it once, and then they don't hit it again. They can actually hear the buzz of the electric fence. There's a warning. Don't do it. Don't do it. They hear the current and they hit it once and they're like, "I'm not going to do that again."

So you mend fences, which means, keep your stuff on your side. I like you. We're good neighbors. You keep your stuff on your side and I'll keep my stuff on my side and we'll get together at the town hall and we'll see each other at the grocery store. Because we're good neighbors. But what stops us from fighting is knowing that there is a fence there.

This is my stuff. That's your stuff. But we can still trade and we'll help each other. But let's stop talking about building a wall. Because that has all kinds of negative imagery. Mending fences is what we need to do.

You can have a tough fence. It could be a giant wall. It could be an electric fence. But you need one. And that's how you come together.

The side that's having the problem, mends the fence.

The following is part of an ongoing experiment by Glenn Beck program heartthrob, Stu Burguiere, to begin watching Game of Thrones in its final season, without any previous context. Other than highlights shown in commercials, Stu has never seen a second of Game of Thrones, and has never read a word about its characters or plot lines.

PREVIOUSLY on Game of Thrones: it seems like all the people who hated each other but then started working together, now hate each other again.

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS THIS WEEK!

- I think I missed last week's episode, but it's possible the opening credits have just been playing since last week, and I joined at the right time
- Uncle Fester is writing a letter
- Angry Elf is still alive
- Uncle Fester and John Snow(?) are saying their queen doesn't want to eat and shouldn't be left alone
- John Snow doesn't want to be king?
- Queen Blondie has a nice open air balcony with a sweet view
- Angry Elf apparently needs to ask Queen Blondie's permission before doing things, she must have a higher rank
- Uncle Fester burns his letter and hides his ring
- Uncle Fester brought to the beach at night
- Queen Blondie's name is Denarys! (or similar!)
- Uncle Fester sentenced to death by dragon fire breath
- There is some hidden truth about John Snow (maybe he's transitioned?)
- Queen Blondie and John Snow make out because the time immediately after burning a man to death is very romantic
- If some city rings bells, Queen Blondie will stop the attack
- "Next time you fail me, will be the last time you fail me" says Queen Blondie to Angry Elf
- Not a lot of smiling going on in this region
- Angry Elf tries to tell Obi Wan Kenobi a secret, which is difficult because of their height difference
- Frumpy Girl wants to kill Sercy?
- Someone known as the "Stupidest Lannister" is in prison
- Stupid Lannister gets freed by Angry Elf, going to do something to stop a lot of innocent people from dying
- "Tens of thousands of innocent people for one not so innocent dwarf. Seems like a fair trade"
- Angry Elf gives emotional speech to Stupid Lannister who was the only person around who was nice to him as a kid. A little middle school drama.
- Stupid Lannister has gold hand
- Doors to break into castle has disturbing amount of space between them
- 2 big armies stare each other down. At this point, it's important to note that I don't know why they're fighting or who they are
- Queen Love Child of Mick Jagger and Robin Wright makes an appearance
- Dragon versus old times wooden boats proving to be a bit of a mismatch
- Seems like instead of making lots of crossbows, these people should put their resources into dragon development and recruiting
- Dragon proves that my concern about the space between the doors was misplaced
- Unclear why they even bother to send an army when they have the dragon
- Queen Blondie is riding a dragon again. She should spend time making a saddle to make it easier
- Bells in the city ring, which is supposed to stop an attack—even though it's kind of already happened
- My interpretation is the people in the city surrendered, but Queen Blondie kept attacking, killing lots of people for no reason
- This horrifies John Snow and Angry Elf. Queen Blondie has gone dark… not with the hair, but with her murderous tendencies
- Considering all the stabbing and beheading, the dragons flame might be the preferable way to die
- Stupid Lannister is fighting with the lead singer of Coldplay,who apparently swam to safety following near direct hit from dragon
- Stupid Lannister gets himself stabbed
- Queen Mick Jagger/Robin Wright finally figures out she's going to lose and leaves her fancy tower
- Coldplay Lead Singer gets stabbed too. Stupid Lannister's name is possibly Jim Lannister?
- Frumpy Girl contemplates getting revenge on someone, maybe the Queen. Then thanks tall guy named Sandor or maybe Sandle
- Sandle's brother is a guard for the Queen. He kills the Queen's assistant so he can fight Sandle
- Big guard guy looks like Darth Vader without his helmet
- Stupid Lannister has connection Mick Jagger/Robin Wright Queen. She's in a very desperate place, similar to Robin Wright when she married Sean Penn
- Giant Darth Vader without his helmet gets stabbed with long sword, seems to enjoy it
- Again, since the dragon has done all the work, why did they send all these important people into this city?
- Frumpy Girl getting trampled, keeps getting saved at last second, indicating she's an important character
- Giant helmet-free Darth Vader gets stabbed a dozen times or so without dying, so his brother, now without eyes, tackles him off the side of the castle, probably killing them both
- Very dusty with the buildings all collapsing around them. Feels like there could be some fertile ground for the mesothelioma lawyers of the time
- Stupid Lannister and Mick Jagger/Robin Wright Queen escaping in underground tunnel
- Underground tunnel is no longer a tunnel
- Frumpy Girl really mourning lady who helped her up in previous scene
- Everyone is charred, but a horse inexplicably totally fine
- Again, Frumpy must be a big character for all of these nice coincidences to happen to her