Editor's Note: The following article is based on Glenn's monologue from The Glenn Beck Program, delivered Friday, July 22, 2016.
You pay me to do a job, and you pay me in time. You don't actually fork out anything. You spend time, which is far more valuable than money. Why have you given this time to me? You have given this time to me because sometimes I say what you're thinking, and it's good to be validated --- it's good to feel that validation.
Lately, I've said things that maybe you're not thinking and it hacks you off.
That's happened to me in the past. I'm earning my money today, because I'm telling you the things that have to be told, that nobody wants to hear.
I'm fortunate. Because of the membership of TheBlaze, I'm only responsible to my God and to my family and to you. I'm not beholden to anybody else. So let me say what I thought last night.
I watched the speech from two perspectives. One, from my own and the other from the average person who really doesn't follow all of this stuff and is really frustrated. Most Americans are tired, and most Americans see the problems, but they don't necessarily know the root of the problems or how to fix them.
Trump Nails the Problems Facing Americans
I've told you for two years now, these are the problems:
• I don't feel like I belong to anything anymore.
• I don't feel like anybody's listening to me.
• I don't have any levers of control in my own life.
So reading that speech last night, Trump answered all three of those things.
His whole speech was, "I know you don't belong to anything because I'm an outsider too. I know you feel like you don't belong." What did Ivanka say? "I'm not a Republican. I'm not a Democrat."
"I feel like I don't belong," is what America is saying. I don't belong to the Republican Party. I don't belong to the Democratic Party. I don't know if I belong even to this country anymore, because I don't feel like anybody is speaking my language.
So his whole speech, he says, "I know you feel you don't belong, because I'm an outsider too. I'm not like these guys." The next thing he says is, "I hear you. I hear you." And he's saying that almost with every single line where you're like, "Damn right, somebody is finally saying it."
"I hear you."
It's a brilliantly written speech. Those people who feel like they're losing their country, losing their job, brilliantly written speech. "He hears me. And I don't have any controls over my own life because there's chaos and corruption in everything. I have no control."
This is the most important part of the speech last night.
So I just told you the good things that I saw in the speech: I saw a speech that was written well, that understands the psyche of a portion of America, and a growing portion of America, that is mad, not listened to, disenfranchised, has no control over their lives, and wants it to stop. And I understand it because I feel that way too.
History Repeats Itself
I have studied history: American history, South American history, European history. I have specifically studied revolutions. You've known this because I've talked about it for 15 years. But I've always paid attention to the left, because the left is usually the revolutionary. But I told you early on, the pendulum swings, and you don't want to give one side or the other this much power because when the pendulum swings and there is an event or chaos, someone will grab it. It just depends on who is in power.
In our own history, Woodrow Wilson, he rounded up the Germans and the Italians in World War I. Rounded them up. Put them in a concentration camp. It wasn't FDR that was the first one. Wilson did it --- 170,000 people.
Then the Japanese in World War II. And it's because they had, A) a problem with those people themselves, personally as presidents. And then, B) it was popular to be a nationalist, and they could say, "There's something different about them," and point to them. Extraordinarily dangerous, in our own history. It goes much worse in South America and in Europe. And I don't think I need to use the examples.
Three Troubling Things About Trump's Brilliant Speech
Let me give you three things that he said that are bothersome.
1. "I am not going to let companies move to other countries, firing their employees along the way without consequences."
What the hell is that? That has nothing to do with our system. Zero. A president -- a Congress cannot stop a company from moving outside of the United States. They cannot give them consequences for doing what's right for themselves and their shareholders. We may not like it, but that is the free market.
2. "Nobody knows the system better than me."
Now, what did he mean by that? He was talking about the corruption in politics. And he gave a funny face after it, because he was like, "Yeah, I played the game. I was the one pulling the strings of Hillary Clinton." Okay, so he's admitting that he was corrupt.
And then he says something even more disturbing.
3. "I alone can fix it."
Here's why this is disturbing: Donald Trump and his children --- and look this up --- they have been quoted several times as agreeing with the racehorse theory. This is a late 1800's progressive medical viewpoint that is like crazy eugenics stuff. Nobody talks about the racehorse theory anymore.
This is a step even above the racehorse theory. Thomas Carlyle is the guy who came up with what's called the Great Man theory. And, again, this went to Nietzsche and Hegel. And the Great Man theory is: There are great men who come along, and they turn history. And by studying them, you begin to see your true nature.
Now, it's dicey because it can be twisted into progressivism and socialism and communism --- collectivism, pretty easily. Carlyle admired Napolean and Muhammad and Luther. Hegel picked this up. Nietzsche used it. But this is a step beyond what Carlyle was even talking about.
I'm going to pull it all together and warn you in the strongest possible way to take a deep breath and look at what is right in front of you.
Please listen to my warning. You can dismiss it all you want, but I have a responsibility to say it. And I hope that I'm wrong.
Bone-chilling and Terrifying
Last night, Donald Trump's speech was bone-chilling and terrifying.
I hope that I am wrong, but he is displaying all of the worst tendencies of a nationalist, populist, progressive candidate. And that historically in and out of America never works out well.
I want you to go back, for those who have been with me --- when we all thought it would come from the left --- I told you, "Warning. Warning. You're going to have to be very aware and know what your principles are, or you will be scooped up right along with it."
I told you that trouble would come from the inside, that the government would throw things into such disarray that people would be afraid and they would see trouble on their streets and they would cry out, "Good God, we need someone to stop it!" And there would come someone who would say, "Oh, I hear you. I hear you, and I will stop it for you."
Bottom-up, top-down, inside-out.
I said that it would come from a national populist or a communist.
I want to give you two other pieces. In my very first book, The Real America, I gave a similar warning. And it was the only chapter that anyone ever talked about, and it was always talked about in a negative way because they didn't read the chapter, they only read the headline.
The title of the chapter was "Jesus and Hitler Have One thing in Common." And what was that one thing they had in common? They could look at the hungry, lost, and desperate man, and say, "I will feed you. I will fix your problems."
Jesus was the Savior, and so only through him is there food, is there light, is there life. Now, if you're not a Christian, then you don't believe that. But that's what Jesus meant: Only through me is there redemption. But Jesus is a separate category. We're not talking about redemption. Collective salvation is what Barack Obama and Marxists look at, that together we'll make it.
A nationalist usually doesn't say, "It's through Jesus." They don't say, "It's all of us have to be saved." It's saying, "I'm the only one that can save you. Come through me, and I will save you."
Donald Trump last night said, "I am your voice," which was tip-off number three. When he said, "The crime and the violence that afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning January 20th, 2017, safety will be restored" --- he said that once. He said, "I am the law and order president." He said that twice.
"I will fix these problems." He said that on every problem. That's top coming down because the bottom is rising up.
The Real Great I Am
When he says, "I am your voice," he's saying something different. And the people chanted it back to him. Ivanka said something really disturbing last night, and nobody picked up on it that I've heard.
Let me say what she just said, "On January 17th, 2017, with my father, all things are possible."
Now, if I wanted to be snarky, I would say she's just plagiarized the Bible. There's only one other person that I know that has ever said that, who had the authority to say it --- "With my Father, all things are possible." But that, again, was Jesus Christ, whose Father is God Almighty.
"With my father, all things are possible." Empty vessel. Come to him. Put your wishes, your hopes, your dreams.
And his song at the end said it all: "You don't always get what you want, but you just might find, you get what you need."
"I'll make sure. I know what you need, and I'll get you what you need. You're not going to get what you want, but I know what you need, and I'll give it to you."
Yes YOU Will
One last thing: What did I say the winning slogan would be? What was the campaign slogan of Barack Obama?
"Yes, we can."
I said the guy who captured the spirit of, "yes, we will," would be the winner.
Something extraordinarily terrifying happened last night, and it did not come from Donald Trump. The bottom is rising up because the government has caused so much chaos, that there is fear in the streets.
And so, the bottom rose up in a populist, nationalist way and they cried out, "Somebody help us!"
And somebody at the top said, "Oh, I will help you." You may not get what you want, but you'll get what you need.
And he is telling you, "I will fix this for you because I'm Mr. Law And Order. And there will be law and order --- you want to move this company out of this country, you will not do it, and I'm Mr. Law And Order." Now, you may not get what you want, but you're going to get what you need.
I said, "The winning campaign will be led by a leader who convinces you to chant back, 'Yes, we will.'"
But how foolish was I because I had half the puzzle piece. I told you the bottom would cry out and the top would come down. Little did I know the power of one individual that could convince those people who are in fear not to chant back, "Yes, we will," but "Yes, you will. Yes, you will. Yes, you will."
They put all of their hopes, all of their dreams, all of their fears, all of their needs into a vessel --- a man --- and said, "Yes, you're going to fix my problems. You're going to deliver us from fear. You're going to bring back the jobs. You're going to crush those who have been oppressing us. You're listening to us, and they're not. You will continue to listen to us."
One person called in earlier today and said, "What he said last night that he would do, he will not do because it's not his history." That's what she said. She couldn't be more wrong.
What he said he would do last night was crack down, tell people the way it is, restore what he believes is right, damn the consequences.
He does what he has to do to get it done. And the crowd cheers. He will do what he said he will do. Oh, he'll restore it. He will come down. The top will come down, as you cry out, "Save me, save me. Yes, you will. You will save me." He will do that.
The Cost of This Monologue
I'm a businessman. I'm talking to a crowd of people who don't know what to do, or a majority of those who believe they have to vote for Donald Trump because they have no other choice. I'm a businessman. I know what this monologue is costing me: A heavy price.
Somebody has got to speak the truth. I beg you, please proceed with caution.
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Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)