Glenn Beck: Honoring our Heroes

GLENN: Yeah. Well, Joe, I appreciate. Thank you so much for your service, sir, and I appreciate your phone call. I don't ever want to get into the situation where I say that the military thinks this way about a candidate or that way about a candidate because nobody speaks for the entire military. I'm sure there are those people in the military that want Obama and those that want McCain. I will tell you that I had a Fourth of July party at my house this weekend. Mine was the house with the 50-foot American flag hanging from two giant pine trees. It took us -- what did it take us, Adam, about an hour, hour and 15 minutes to put this flag up? I collect flags and, you know, different eras and everything else and so once a year I display many of them and this time I displayed this 50-foot American flag that is just absolutely incredible. And I was honored to have at my house, not just all the good friends that I have and all these just great people that I work with but also a guy who wasn't seen very much because he runs out of steam pretty quickly. Greg Stube and his wife Donna and their son Gregory. Greg Stube, I introduced you to before. He's one of the more incredible men I've ever met. He is in special forces, and he's the guy, if you remember right, that I brought to your attention that was in Afghanistan and had a rocket actually go through him and the rocket fuel spilled and he's lost most of his digestive tract. And for almost a year he was in the hospital with these gigantic open wounds. They would pack him from the side of his leg all the way into his chest cavity. You could put your arm into him and the first time his wife Donna, who's just the sweetest lady I've ever met, first time she saw him, she passed out. By the second day she pushed the nurse aside and said, this is my husband; I'll do it. These are the leaders, you know. When I say that it's "We the people," I mean it because I've met people like Greg and Donna Stube. These people are absolutely incredible. They are -- let me put it this way. My nephew who's in the military getting ready to go back for a second tour of duty in Iraq, I flew him up for the party and his fiance. They are here at the house and he sat there and he talked to Greg an awful lot and my nephew doesn't say a lot. He just listens. He's from Wyoming and very much like his dad, just a good, decent cowboy kind of guy. He sat there and he listened. After Greg left, he said to my nephew, do you know who that guy is? And I said, I don't know. I think so. He said, I don't think you do. He said, that guy is -- this guy, there's one in a million that does what he does. It's the -- you know, he belongs to the elite of the elite of the elite. It's the Mission Impossible kind of stuff. You know what? The Mission Impossible people are not like you see in the movies. You want real hope? You meet the real Mission Impossible people. They are not braggers. They are not womanizers. I mean, maybe some of them are.

Greg Stube is a guy who is so humble, so in love with this country, such a righteous dude and so focused on God that he just bowls me over every time, and his wife.

After everybody left, Greg and Donna and Tania and I, we sat down in our living room, let the kids play for a while. And I think I finally figured out why Greg and I were supposed to meet and why I was first captivated not by him. Everybody was captivated by him and his story. Why I, in this roomful of people, is the only one that really noticed her. I think I know why now. As we were talking, we were talking that there was no -- these guys come back from war. You know that there's trauma. You know that they're having nightmares. Can you imagine doing some of the stuff that these guys -- we ask them to do. This goes back to what I was talking about with the rallies for America, the Vietnam veterans. You can't ask these guys to go do that and then bring them back and expect them to be normal. You've got to help some of them, some of them who are in Walter Reed or down at the burn unit in San Antonio. Some of them that now just flinch by a gun. I mean, you don't get into the military generally speaking unless you have a relationship with a gun, unless you are a hunter, unless you are somebody who's gone out shooting with your dad, you know. You have a relationship with a gun, most likely. Not all cases. And that relationship is important. It was part of the fabric of your life. And we talked about some of the people that we know that are hurting, and I think there's a job to be done to help these people. And I think -- and Greg said to me, "Glenn, you know, all the experts that say this, these are military people or these are gun people." I said, Greg, I'm not -- we're not talking about employing the help of the people in Manhattan. We're talking about reaching out to the American people who don't mistrust our government, who don't hate our troops. Are you kidding me? He was the medic of his team. I said, you put together all the medical statistics. I'll go work on some stuff. Come January next year, I think you're going to be a part of something huge, something really, really good for our soldiers who continually give me hope. Every time I meet these people, I'm bowled away. Every time I meet and spend time with these people.



Lone Survivor

By the way, the 28th, if you are a fan of The Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell's book, you read about his SEAL team, the 28th is the day that happened. We just passed it. I think a lot of people see Marcus Luttrell as a guy who's a SEAL member, superhero, a guy who is, just kick butt and take names. I don't know this for a fact, but my gut tells me not enough people see him as a boy who loves his mom. Not enough people see him as a kid that grew up around horses, on a farm in Texas, just loves his country, loves his mom, loves his state. Just wanted to do the right thing. I don't think enough people see him as a guy who watched his best friends die and now questions again, I don't know this, I'm just guessing as I had him on my mind for the last few days relentlessly. I don't tell enough people see him as a guy who the 28th tears him apart. I ask that this week, especially Fourth of July when you're praying as a family, when you're praying as an individual, right now, just close your eyes and thank God for these people who are doing the things that we need them to do. Thank God for them. Pray that they are given strength and pray for those people like our caller here at the top of the hour or Greg Stube or Marcus Luttrell or the thousands of people like them that I've never met and I don't know their name, but they exist. Just say a prayer that they're healed, that they're restored, that what they've been asked to do is stored in their memory banks as something that doesn't take them apart. And by the way, it's Fourth of July weekend. If you can't afford a ticket to go some place, if you can't go out, fly some place, you see one of these heroes in the airport, you make sure you stop them. I know your kids are probably like mine. They will die when you do it: "Dad, stop it." Don't worry. The kids will get over it. They have already gotten over it. They no longer say that. They just kind of walk away from me once they see a soldier in the airport because they know I'm going to go up and say to them, thank you. I guess we shouldn't have to remind ourselves to do that on big weekends like the July 4th weekend. But no matter where you are, if you see somebody in uniform or, you know, you see one of them and you just know, I mean, they are either a cop or a soldier, they just, they all look alike. Whether they're a cop or a soldier or a border guard, thank them. They are the reason we can go out and not worry about having a picnic and just goof off all weekend.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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