Glenn: ‘Get Involved’ but ‘Be a Human Being First, Political Animal Last’

In an era of political struggle that is often petty, sometimes we need to hear stories of real human struggle to regain perspective.

Glenn shared a moving story about a nun who had been persecuted and was trying to fight for Christians in the Middle East on radio last week. She was called in via Skype from the Iraqi desert — where she lived in a metal shipping container — to share her message about what was happening to Christians in Iraq.

Not at all concerned for herself, the nun focused on her message. “She said, ‘Thank you so much for helping me get the word out,’” Glenn remembered. “I broke down.”

America is at a crossroads in this time of conflict.

“This is when we actually decide, which way are we going?” Glenn said.

He encouraged people to stand for their principles while still remembering that being human is far more important than being political.

“Get involved and allow yourself … to be a human being first and a political animal last,” he said.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

When we started the Nazarene Fund two years ago, somebody asked me this just the other day: What started that? That was me sitting in my office -- or, sitting in my studio. And Johnnie Moore had just come by, and he had said, "There's a huge problem. We -- these -- these Christians and Yazidis are just being crucified and sold into slavery." And he said, "We're trying to get these 50 families out." He and Mark Burnett, I think 50 families out.

And they needed a million dollars to do it.

And I -- I said, "We're going to help you on that. We'll raise a million dollars. We'll get them out."

But what happened just before that was the turning point. I was on television. And there was a nun who was trying to get to the United States, just to testify in front of Congress on what was really happening to these Christians.

And we had a Skype interview with her. And she was living in this -- this container, cargo container, and it was in the middle of Iraq. And it was in early August. In the desert in Iraq.

Now, mangle, living your life in a metal box in the middle of the Iraqi desert in August. I don't think that's very cool. You know, there's no windows. There's nothing. And she's broadcasting her Skype on phone, in the middle of this container.

And she was talking about how she needed help to get into the United States because people needed to hear the message. And she was talking about everything. And she wasn't complaining about her situation at all. And it was weird. Because I almost had tunnel vision. I stopped listening to her. And I'm just looking at her in this metal box. And I'm starting to imagine what just her life is like, and that she's not asking anything for her. She's not saying, "Hey, help me. Help me." She's saying, "I got to get to the United States because the people here are suffering. Not me. The people around me are suffering."

And I thought to myself, what the hell am I doing with my life? I'm sitting in this air-conditioned studio, and here's this woman actually standing up in a time that is beginning to look like the 1930s in several places around the world.

And I'm sitting here doing, what? And she said, "Thank you so much for helping me get the word out." And I don't know if you saw that episode, but I just -- I broke down. Not unusual for me. I broke down. And I just said, "I'm sorry, Sister, but I haven't really even listened to what you were even saying. Because I just realized, what am I doing with my life? What are we doing?"

That was the moment for me that I decided to get involved. And there's been some other things here recently, I've -- I told you recently. And we'll go over it this fall, as we go on. But I want you to know, I've -- look, I've told you about the Nazis rising up ten years ago. I told you about the communists and the Nazis. And showed you that this has happened in the 1900s, the early 1900s under Wilson. It happened under -- it happened under FDR as well, the Nazis and the communists. They fight. And they closed down shippings, and they try to close down ports. And they try to close down capitalism. Both of them. Both sides.

And Americans have to be good enough to navigate between those two things. Told you about that for -- ten years ago.

And I've warned you for a long time, these things are about to come. And when they do, they will be overwhelming. And even the very elect will be lost, even the people who you love and adore and really get it, they're going to be lost, because it's going to be overwhelming.

As I said to you over the last probably month, something deep inside of me has changed. The seasons have changed. We are in a new era.

We are -- we have finished writing the beginning of what America and the world is going through. And we're now writing the all-important middle. This is when we actually decide which way are we going? You're watching a three-act play. The first shows you the life that people had before and then the conflict. And then the second act is them going through the conflict, and it leads to a pivot point or a choice. Curtain.

Then act three. How do they solve it? We're now entering act two.

And I -- I urge you to look at the possibilities in front of us. I urge you. The good possibilities. I urge you to look at the -- the -- the wake-up call that we're getting right now.

Because this is going to go back to politics, just like it did after September 11th. It's going to go back, and it's probably going to be worse than -- than it was a week or so ago. This is a chance for you to strengthen yourself, to find shelter, to find peace, to find your heart again, and to figure out, okay. If I don't want to go back to feeling that way, how do I guard my heart? How do I stay there? Because the lions are coming again to rip us apart and use politics and economic strife to do it.

Get involved. And allow yourself -- it sounds so weird. But allow yourself to be a human being first and a political animal last.

Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."

On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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A big question Glenn Beck has always had about “The Amazing Do-Over” is: How do you get the most powerful and wealthy nation that has ever existed to accept, “You will own nothing … and be happy”? A foundational principle of this country from its very inception has been land ownership. We worked hard, were fiscally responsible, and stayed away from high debt, but the progressive era began to erode all of that.

The Clinton Global Initiative recently gathered the ruling class to tell the plebes how to run their finances and called anyone who dared challenge their ideas “climate change deniers.” Glenn argues we are dangerously far down the “Road to Serfdom” and exposes the progressive playbook to keep us in line. It’s a 600-year-old medieval model that’s been the plan all along.

We’re already feeling economic pain, and yet they’re playing “Game of Thrones” with our lives. Turning us into serfs is their ultimate goal. How do they finish the complete restructuring of the American financial system and our way of life?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn connects it all on the chalkboard and details the solution to fighting back against the ruling elites.

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These days, it seems like everything is about politics, and comedy has been one of the biggest targets. Many comedians are walking on eggshells, but stand-up comedian and "Saturday Night Live" alum Jim Breuer isn't one of them.

Breuer joined Glenn on the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast" to talk about why he’d rather be funny than fearful and what inspired his hilarious comedy special, “Somebody Had to Say It," which has garnered almost 1.5 million views as of this writing.

Breuer made it clear that he does not consider himself to be political. "I'm not. I'm 100% not [political]," he told Glenn, before explaining how people started calling him political when he dared to ask questions about a certain shot that we're not allowed to mention, let alone question.

"When did medicine become political?" Breuer asked.

"What kind of price have you paid for being called political?" Glenn asked Breuer.

"To be dead honest with you, once COVID really kicked in, and ... once you realize we're not going to be here, that we're on borrowed time, and I do have God in my life ... you come to terms with reality on a deeper level. And when COVID kicked in, I said, 'You know what? All bets are off.' I already knew I wasn't in control. But now, not only am I not in control from the natural order of life, but now the puppet masters ... are in control," Breuer answered.

"It made me realize I don't have time to worry about what people think of me. I know where I'm at in life. I know where I'm at spiritually. I know where I'm at with my family," he added.

"That's tremendous power," Glenn said. "But it spooks the hell out of people."

"But it shouldn't!" Breuer exclaimed. "I'm excited that other people get this ... but they're stuck. We ain't got time for stuck. To me, this is the time of, 'You gotta rise.' For years and years and years, you allow fear to control your life. Fear of dying. Fear I might get sick ... everything's based out of fear. It's time for the fearless."

Breuer also revealed his secret for dealing with tough times, and he’s seen his share. But he also said he's seen miracles, including the incredible (and hilariously told) story of how he found faith, how God saved his marriage, and why one family friend was convinced his wife belonged to a cult.

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