For the First Time, I Understand What the Scriptures Mean About Scales on Their Eyes

Michael Blouin wrote in and said this:

How can one man so dedicated to American history and the preservation of our principles be so wrong about the presidential campaign and Trump, to where he will endorse the socialist Democrat Hillary Clinton by his actions against Trump?

First of all, he was speaking about me and I think he's wildly mistaken.

So I wrote back:

May I say, Michael, perhaps I believe as Washington did, that to receive the "protection of Divine Providence" we must be a righteous nation and a righteous people.

Perhaps I do know more than just American history, and I have studied revolutions all over the world, South America and Europe, and how they begin and end. And I've done it for the last ten years.

Perhaps I have studied not only Marxism and social democrats, but also progressives, Fabian socialists, populists and nationalists from the last 150 years and know all the warning signs. And I know how ALL of those movements ended.

Perhaps I went down to the border because it was the best way to exhibit love. To feed and clothe the poor and poor in spirit WHILE DEMANDING that we secure our own borders and send these children back home.

Or perhaps you are right. The guy you listened to for the last ten years, who has proven himself to you time and time again as a man who believes deeply in the country, in God, perhaps that guy has suddenly changed. And the guy who held all of the opposite opinions from you, until recently and still holds socialist opinions on health care, banking and bailouts, is telling you the truth.

I understand what the scriptures mean about scales on their eyes for the first time in my life. 

Enjoy this complimentary clip from The Glenn Beck Program:

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:

GLENN:  Michael Blouin wrote in.  He said, "How can one man -- me -- so dedicated to American history and the preservation of our principles be so wrong about the presidential campaign and Trump, to where he will endorse the socialist Democrat Hillary Clinton by his actions against Trump?"

First of all, I think you're wildly mistaken.

So I wrote back:  May I say, Michael, perhaps -- perhaps I do believe, as Washington did, that to receive the protection of Divine Providence, we must be a righteous nation and a righteous people.  Perhaps I do know more than just American history.  And I have studied revolutions all over the world, South America and Europe, and how they begin and end.  And I've done it for the last ten years.

Perhaps I've studied not only Marxism and social democrats, but also progressives, Fabian socialists, populists, and nationalists from the last 150 years.  And I know all the warning signs.  And I know how all of those movements ended.

Perhaps I went down to the border because it was the best way to exhibit love, to feed and clothe the poor in spirit, while demanding that we secure our own border and send our children back home.  Or perhaps you're right, the guy you've listened to who has proven himself to you time and time again as a man who believes deeply in the country, in God, perhaps that guy, for the last ten years, has suddenly changed.  And the guy who held all of the opposite opinions from you, until recently and still holds socialist opinions on health care, banking, and bailouts, is telling you the truth.

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GLENN:  So glad that you've -- so glad that you've tuned in today.

I -- I -- you know, that -- that Facebook post that I read a minute ago really shows me -- this morning, I got up, and I thought, "I understand scales from the eyes."  I really do now.  Because it's not people who I've always disagreed with.  You know, we felt scales were on the eyes, but we didn't -- they weren't -- that wasn't our circle.  I don't run around in the Democratic socialist circles.  I don't run around with people in Occupy Wall Street.  So I don't relate to them the same way.  You know what I mean?  We don't relate to the Barack Obama supporter in the same way that I can relate to a Trump supporter.

STU:  Right.

GLENN:  Because I feel like, "We're brothers, dude.  We've been in this constitutional thing from the beginning with each other."

STU:  Many of the same battles, you were on the same side.

GLENN:  Right.  Correct.  Correct.  And so I've wondered -- I've seen now the scales on the eyes.  And I didn't realize it until that particular email.  And because that particular email -- he wasn't being mean.  What he was saying was, "How can a guy, who I've listened to for so long, who I know loves American history, who wants to preserve the nation, how he can now support a Democratic socialist, Hillary Clinton?"

STU:  Which you're not.

GLENN:  Right.  Which I'm not.  But that goes to the scales.  Because that doesn't even make sense.

Now, if you've just started listening to me, you've never listened to me, maybe you can accept that.  But if you've listened to me for ten or 15 years, something in you has got to say, "Something's not right."  

Now, you could jump to, "Glenn Beck has been paid off by George Soros."  And some have.  "Glenn Beck is a closet globalist and has been paid off by the Clinton Foundation or Soros."  But you would have to justify, how did I do a week of the puppet master on Fox News?  How could I be the guy who rang the bell about George Soros louder than anyone else --

STU:  Or, someone who, as they click post on whatever they're sending on you Facebook, has available at GlennBeck.com/serials, an entire week about progressive donors, an entire week about Hillary Clinton's scandals, an entire week of the progressive approach to not only health care and education --

GLENN:  Right.

STU:  I mean, it's just a non-stop --

GLENN:  Right.

STU:  We've been doing this for so long.  There's so much evidence.  Even right now you're fighting against what Hillary Clinton wants.

GLENN:  Yeah.  So it doesn't make sense.  So, again, reason has stopped.  

STU:  Yeah.

GLENN:  But the reason why I say the scales are so intense is, you've taken someone who you've trusted -- and I've thoughts said, "I don't want your trust.  I don't ask for your trust.  I don't ask for it."  I want to earn your trust.  And you judge me by the fruits of my labor.  You judge me by what I produce and what I've done over a long period of time.  Everybody is going to make mistakes.  But over a long period of time, over the last 15 years, I would hope that I have earned your trust.  Maybe I haven't.

But for those who felt that I have, you have to ask certain questions.  And I'm willing to answer any of them.

"Glenn, how could you -- okay.  Perhaps it's because there are many things that I believe that I shall never say, many things that I believe, not know.  Many things that I believe that I shall never say.  But I shall never say the things that I do not believe.

So perhaps there are things that I believe, but can't prove.  There are things that I believe, but could be wrong.  That I'm not going to say because I don't know how things work out.

But I have done my study enough to know what things look like and what warning signs are.  And I have done my homework.  And because of the -- everything that George Washington warned us about, that these two parties would come at odds with each other -- I mean, he lays it out so clearly.  And that there would start doing injury to one another, and they would injure each other so badly that it would become a cry for vengeance on the other party and that reason would be lost.  And then at the end of the two-party system, someone would rise up from outside of the two-party system.  And he would come and join one party because he could see it would empower him.  And he would say, "I'm going to finish them off, and I'll be your defender."  And that would be the end.

That's George Washington.  Now, perhaps I believe that.  But the scales are there.  So the question is:  How do we -- how do we go and get around those scales?  Because it's happening in all of society.

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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