Never Thought I'd Say This: Take Phil Donahue's Advice (Oh, and Call Me on Wednesday)

I never thought I would say this but the MSM should take Phil Donahue's advice: Listen to the people who are angry and voted for President Trump.

Phil Donahue believes the press should pay more attention to "angry" Trump voters, but also to those who didn't bother voting. "Apathy is killing us," Donahue said, urging more on-the-ground, outside-of-DC reporting. "You're going to get more truth the lower you go."

I agree, if no one listens to you or anyone who feels unheard and squeezed at both ends, things will never get better. I need to listen as well.

Wednesday on Radio, I Will Take Your Calls

I want to know how your life has been going over the last 10-plus years:

• What are the stresses in your life, where do you feel the downward pressure?

• When was the last time you had a raise, what is happening with your health insurance?

• What is your number one concern? Is there anything you have faith in anymore?

• How has your life changed, your school, relationships, neighborhood and church?

• How can I help make your life easier?

• What can TheBlaze do?

• What can we help you understand? (you should know we are trying to figure it out too).

• There are those in media and journalism that care and actually believe in you and that there is eternal truth. How can they help you?

• What can people do to restore your faith in reporting? The system, your neighbors? Is it too late?

• Are we in the early stages of wide spread civil unrest or war?

• Do you want to stop it? Are you willing to do what those who followed Ghandi, Lincoln, Bonhoeffer, Jesus and King did? Stand fast in the truth but never punch back? Or is it too late?

• Have you lost friends or family? Would you like to make up or is it good riddance?

• Are you tired of the division and name calling? Could you live as we once did, together, with respect for differences? (I am asking about you- not what others will or will not do).

• It feels good to win and to pinch back. We all get a hit of dopamine when we do or see someone else punch. Especially when we feel it was deserved or way over due. Can we break this "addiction"?

• Do you want to?

• If you could tell the media or "the other side" one thing, that you really feel if they could understand things might change, what would it be?

I would love to hear from you on the phone Wednesday, beginning at 9AM EST. Call me at 888.727.2325. I am not looking for political discussions, I want to know about you, your feelings and life.

You can also post a reply message on Facebook. If you feel you need to vent at me, Trump or Hillary, I do understand, but unless it is constructive could you post elsewhere for the time being? Many of us really do want to help and move the whole country forward.

If you are a listener and/or truly want to make a positive difference please let me and the rest of the country hear your voice.

I have always said that "this audience will be remembered as the one that backed us up from the cliff and saved the republic." I still believe that, in fact stronger than ever before. "Blessed be the peacemaker," but it is a choice.

The world is descending into hatred and madness. There is not truth nor anyone or anything to believe in. Have you made your choice yet? Is there anything that could change your mind?

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."

Watch the video clip below to hear more from Glenn:


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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!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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