Glenn Beck: Breaking down the Bank mess

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GLENN: So here's the thing. It's taken me a while to be able to figure out how to explain what's going on even to myself and so if I may take a moment and try to explain what the hell these people are doing to our money, let's just say you're you. I know that's a stretch but try to pretend you're you and you're just living in a regular you place and next door to you a guy that you've known forever and you think he's a pretty nice guy and all of a sudden he comes back and he's like, "Hey, I got married in Vegas this last weekend. You're like, you got married in Vegas, you're kidding me. That doesn't seem like you "Yeah, well, Paris Hilton was there." "Wait a minute. You married Paris Hilton?" "Yeah." "You think that's a good idea?" "Well, why not? She's hot." "I know, but really? I mean, that's going to work out?" "Sure it is."

All right. So there you are being you in your you kind much place and your next door neighbor who's, used to be just like you but now is married to Paris Hilton tears down his old house because Paris says we need a bigger house and you go over to the neighbor's house and they are like, hey, how are you affording this house? And you're like, "Oh, have I told you how great the sex is with Paris Hilton?" Pretty soon your friend is starting to tell you about how many purses she has. She's going out every day and she's buying a Louis Vuitton purse or a Coach purse or a Prada purse and she's bringing them back and your friend is now saying, "Honey, I don't think we can afford all these purses." "Yeah, I can, because I'm charging them." (Laughing). So she's charging all of the purses and you say to your friend, "This isn't really a good idea." And your friend says, "I know, but have I told you how great the sex is?"

So she continues to charge purses and she buys more and more and more purses, so many purses now that the purses can't even fit in the house. Your friend is now living in the car while Paris is in the house with the purses. It's a bigger house, by the way, and you're in a small little car seeing your friend once in a while. He only asks you to leave, you know, when he has to sleep or his wife comes to visit. You know what I'm saying?

So now your friend is there with all the purses living in his car, giant house, sex once in a while with Paris Hilton. He's living the sweet life. You and your wife are going, I don't know how he's doing it. This can't last. But Paris continues to say, "The purses, they're going to increase in value. They're going to be great. We're going to be so rich because these purses are $4,000 a piece right now, but people these are going to go up in value." And you keep saying to yourself, "I don't think so. I don't think those purses are worth, you know, 50 bucks, let alone I mean, they are just a piece of cow leather. That's all they are." "But they say, like, fancy names and stuff on them." They're still cow leather. "You don't understand the purse world."

And so Paris and her husband are making fun of you because you are not on the purse bandwagon. You are not somebody who understands it. You say it doesn't make sense, but everybody else tells you, "You're just stupid." And they continue to buy purses next door.

Well, one day, one day all of a sudden the purse store wants the payments for the payments because somehow or another the purses aren't selling anymore. Somehow or another people realize, $4,000 for a purse, that's really stupid. "I know, but have I told you how great the sex is?" "Yeah, I know you're happy and everything, but $4,000." So nobody's buying purses anymore.

So now your neighbor's in a full fledged panic. Well, not to worry, not to worry because before Paris Hilton can collapse, here comes the Parker Brothers guy, you know, the guy with a top hat, you know, from the Monopoly? "Hey, everybody, I'm here with money. I got money, money, money, money." And so he comes to the door and he's got lots of money. And he's like, "Don't worry, I can bail you out. I got money!" And he starts throwing money around and giving them all this money to your friend who then gives it to his wife who then goes out and buys more purses with it. And you're like, "You know, Bob, I don't think that's I don't think that you should be buying more purses and that money looks a little funny right now." "What? It's Monopoly money. It's good. Look at all the pretty colors." And your friend's got a whole stack of money, but in between some of the green ones are like orange ones and pink ones and white ones and you're like, okay, I don't think those are Canadian dollars because Canadian dollars are actually worth more than the green ones right now. So you should probably be careful of asking the Monopoly guy for more money. But the Monopoly guy named Hank continues to bring more Monopoly money to your friend and his collection of purses.

Well, then because the purse stores are all going to collapse, the purse stores all get together and they go to the purse reserve. "Hey, we're going to have one of our biggest customers fail here. What do we do." So the purse reserve gets together with the Monopoly guy and says, "You know what, if you'll guarantee the loans on these purses with your Monopoly money, we'll just hold all of these purses over here in the purse reserve." This is great! This is fantastic because now all of the purses are gone and they're in the purse reserve. They've all been paid for by the Parker Brothers guy and your friend is free to move back into his house with Paris Hilton and they can have sex and she oh, wait a minute, hang on. He can't have sex with her because she's out buying more purses again. Because she hasn't learned her lesson.

She can't wait because they are the only one that actually gets hurt in this. Well, no, not true. Until your wife decides she just wants a simple purse. She hasn't been collecting purses. She just wants to buy one purse. That's all she wants. Unfortunately she can't get a loan for the purse. She can't she doesn't have any money for the purse because all the money is tied up with Parker Brothers and the purse reserve. Only big buyers of purses, only Paris Hilton can get that access now to that cash to buy more purses. Your wife can't buy a purse because there's no money available for the small, little people who weren't on the purse bandwagon in the first place.

So the moral of the story is everyone but you is dumber than Paris Hilton. The Fed and the Treasury, they get it. The irresponsible neighbor, he's had sex with Paris Hilton. But look at it this way. You're getting screwed by the Parker Brothers guy, huh? An then the Super Collider kicks in and we're all sucked into a black hole.

So that is what's happened in a nutshell to you over the weekend. I hope it was good. Did you get a chance to smoke? Because, mmm, that Parker Brothers guy is hot, isn't he?

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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