Courage Boys: Angel of the Battlefield

Courage Boys, a new segment on The Glenn Beck Program, features stories to inspire and leave you feeling hopeful. In this age of social media and unprecedented access and sharing, it’s easy to feel insignificant and under attack — like you can’t make a difference. But the truth is you can — we all can.

By sharing stories of courage and strength, we can use the technology at our fingertips to spread encouragement and confidence. Making a difference is not only possible, but something we’re all capable of accomplishing.

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Angel of the Battlefield

Florence Nightingale had everything Victorian riches could offer, but behind her porcelain skin and delicately pursed lips was a girl tortured. When she was 17 years old, God called Florence to ease the suffering of mankind. She was an unlikely candidate, given her privileged upbringing. Florence wanted to be a nurse. A menial job, her mother explained to her, meant for a lower class of women and even a lower set of morals. Young Florence's heart broke.

At 25 years of age, a suitable suitor finally arrived, to everyone's relief. Florence was in love, and her suitor met her in intellect and satisfied her passion. He asked for her hand in marriage. Florence faced a choice that very few are blessed to face. She ultimately rejected her love's proposal, and her disheartened parents finally relented and allowed her to study nursing in Germany.

In 1853, Europe was embroiled in the Crimean War, and Florence was commissioned to serve there. Her dreams were finally coming true.

The first day in the military hospital, the impeccably clean Florence stepped out of her carriage to the smell of death and worse. She trudged through an inch deep of human waste to examine a man with yellow pus festering from a gunshot wound. Most deaths were not from wounds, but from diseases contracted in the hospital where beds lay side by side for as far as the eye could see.

main-florence-nightingale British nurse Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910) makes her rounds in the Barrack hospital at Scutari, during the Crimean War, 24th February 1855. (Photo by Illustrated London News/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Appalled by the horrifying accommodations, Florence demanded to see the head doctor, an English doctor of renown. He brushed her aside repeatedly until she could no longer abide. Using her social status, Florence contacted a prominent newspaper writer who told the story of her hospital to all England. The nation was outraged.

She was quickly given control of the hospital --- and began to scrub. She scrubbed some of the most vile disease and waste from the floor of the hospital barracks, which was four miles in length. When she demanded more supplies from England, she received them.

Never tiring, Florence cleaned men, dressed their battle wounds and administered from bed to bed, speaking softly, like an angel. Carrying a lamp through the night to comfort the sleepless, her femininity, her grace, multiplied by her mission, grit and virtue, changed the social stigma attached to nurses. Florence gave the men hope to live --- and live they did. The death rate fell from 42 percent to 22 percent per thousand.

To those that feared death because of a life hard lived, Florence Nightingale said the real God is far more merciful than any human creature ever was or could ever imagine.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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