Depression being treated by assisted suicide in Belgium. Children crucified by ISIS for failing to fast during Ramadan. The mentally handicapped being used as suicide bombers. Young women being sold into sex slavery. Terrible atrocities are taking place all over the globe - are you brave enough to take a stand? Glenn shares just a few of the disturbing stories of the day and an amazing story of history of one man who went to extremes to uncover one of the darkest moments in world history. Have you heard the story of Witold Pilecki? And will anyone be brave enough to do the things he did in WW2?
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We don't see things anymore. Because if we see things, it requires us to do something. And too many of us don't know what to do.
24-year-old woman named Laura, she's in Belgium. She's been going to the psychiatrist in Belgium since she was a kid. She's had suicidal thoughts since she was about ten.
The psychiatrist that she's seeing now diagnosed her depression as treatable. And I'm quoting. Her condition of depression is treatable by death. End quote.
Well, gee, thanks, Doc. I think a lot of aches and pains and troubles that I have might be treatable by death.
Pat, your back pain, I've got a solution for you. Death!
PAT: I'm not sure that's the most viable solution for me right now.
GLENN: She just died. Lethal injection.
GLENN: She was allowed to be killed. Her depression has been cured.
Why is this happening? Because we don't see people as people. We don't see people as valuable.
Turkey, Turkish authorities on Sunday have opened up their borders, and 10,000 people have just come across. They were running from the terror group ISIS.
In Syria, over the weekend, ISIS crucified and killed two children for failing to fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan. By the way, children are not required to fast during Ramadan. ISIS said they were. They crucified them.
And how appropriate, they nailed up above their cross their crime for all to see.
Some things haven't changed from 2,000 years ago. Apparently, they were caught eating. ISIS has beheaded and crucified a number of children on a number of occasions. Back in February, the United Nations Committee on the rights of the child detailed some of the horrific abuses carried out by ISIS.
One of those charges is that they're now using mentally handicapped children as suicide bombers. They can teach them to go over there and push this button.
They are using children as suicide bombers as young as eight years old. Those are generally the boys. The girls are being sold as sex slaves in the marketplace, again, as young as eight years old.
What are you going to do? What is it we do? How do you stop something like that? Well, I'm a firm believer that America sees love versus evil, and they will choose love.
That's getting weaker and weaker as the days go by. But I still believe that evil will overplay its hand. The lies will end. The ends never justify the means.
We need to do what we're supposed to do with a pure heart. Without anger. Without angst.
We're to do unto others -- ye without sin, don't lie or cheat. Respect your elders. Be true to yourself. Don't judge unless you want to be judged.
Union workers are no different than I am. Millennials. Parents. Conservatives. Libertarians. Honest liberals. They're no different. There are a few principles that we all agree on. Crucifying children I think is one of those.
Selling children into sex slavery is one of those. We may not know how to stop it. But we have to be able to hold it at bay. We have to recognize it. You see, there's a difference. There's a real difference between what has gone in the past and what has happened now. And God will not hold us blameless.
After World War II, we said never again. But never again, we didn't know what was happening.
Let me tell you about somebody from history that you've probably never heard of. He was a guy just like you.
There was one difference. He volunteered to prove that it was happening. The allies said they didn't know what was happening in Auschwitz. So Witold Pilecki volunteered to be put on a plane to Auschwitz. He was inmate number 4859. He got there. They tattooed his arm. He volunteered to go into Auschwitz. Because we didn't know what was going on.
So he went. He talked to prisoners. He watched. And then he got smuggled parts, and he put together a radio, and he transmitted that information out of Auschwitz. He escaped Auschwitz, believe it or not. He got back out. Just in time for the Russians to come.
They tried him for espionage. We don't know where he was buried. But that man went in to prove what was happening.
We know now what's happening. Never again means now.
How do we wake people up? I don't know. I don't know.
I think we need to worry about ourselves. Stay awake. Stay awake. What happens when you've had such a shock to your body and you have a concussion, what do they say? As a nation, we have a concussion. We have had major impact in the last 15 years. We don't even know who we are anymore. We have a concussion. What do we have to do? We have to slap each other awake all the time. Don't go to sleep. Don't go to sleep. Don't go to sleep. If we go to sleep, we die.
Our nation has a concussion. Don't go to sleep. Wake up! Stand up. Grab your children. Grab your wife. Grab your husband. Stand up. Slap them across the face. Don't worry about your neighbor. Worry about yourself. Worry about your church. Worry about your synagogue. Worry about people the most like you, and keep them awake so we can help the people who are least like us.
Here's what I would like you to do. On Thursday, we're going to make an announcement on exactly what's going to happen on 8/28 and 8/29. I want you to be there on August 28th and August 29th in Birmingham, Alabama. I want you to go to your church and I want you to tell your church -- we want to put a bus together. Because we want to be the seeds, and we want to bring this back home. Because they're going to give us information on what is happening over in the Middle East and how we can help. And we're going to stand. And we're going to start to link arms with churches that are the least like us all over the country. And we're going to begin to move as one body. Because the body needs feet. The body needs hands. The body needs eyes. The body needs a mouth. The body needs a torso. And we got to stop rejecting the hands -- the hands has to stop rejecting the fingers.
We have to start moving as one body. That doesn't mean that we join our theology. Because we're never going to agree on theology. And that's okay.
Let's stand together and keep each other awake. I want you to go to your church and I want you to go to the members of our church or your local community, and you get a bus together, and you say, we're going to go down to 8/28 and we're going to stand and we're going to make a difference. Because this is not, let's just stand and get together and feel good. This is stand, get together, learn, take it back, and do.
When something happens in your community, we're going to be there together. When there is somebody like there was in Charleston, we're going to go together. When something happens in Baltimore, we're going to be there together. When something happens at the Supreme Court, we're going to be there together. When there is a problem, we will be there.
When something is happening in the Middle East, we will be there. We will provide aid. We will provide comfort. We will provide love. We will provide the truth. We will stand. We will not be afraid. We will do the things that we know are right because we answer to no man. We answer to God.
I don't know if I could be Witold Pilecki. I don't know if I could have the number 4859 on my arm. But I'll be damned if I'm not going to try. I only have one life. And I'm swinging for the fences. Join me. Please. The time is now.