Glenn Beck: Where are the leaders


If you’ve ever wondered why Glenn doesn’t run for President, you’ll see a campaign speech that proves he’s undeniably “Unelectable.”

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GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, the third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. My name is Glenn Beck. There is a lot to deal with today and want to take your phone calls today, want to try to break it down a little bit on what all of this stuff means today, what has caused all of this. What has Freddie and Fannie, what role do they play? How did that even start? What happened to us? Is it because of deregulation, is it because the Republicans said there's not enough regulation or what? What is the deal? What happened yesterday? I thought we were close to a deal. Now we don't have a deal. Now the stock markets are probably going to crash today. Now the Dow futures are down almost 200 points. What happened? How did we get here? What is the rest of the world saying? What is the President saying behind the scenes? I'm going to bring you some pieces of information from a couple of conversations that I have had over the last couple of days with people that have been with the President and have been with some of the candidates. They have been in the rooms. They have had one-on-one conversations. What is it they're telling us? The President is saying that there is a -- the President is saying that there is a bad economic recession. I'm going to give you a conversation where it was reported to me that the President said the words "If we survive." I have to tell you, we've got to do something but not just anything.

You know that I came to you on Monday and I said, look, I have been studying this all week, or all weekend and I have been talking to my sources, I've been doing my homework. I've been doing my homework on this for about two years, and I know, I know the things that most Americans struggle with every day and I know them because I struggled with them two years ago. I didn't know how the money system worked. I didn't know how the banks made loans. I didn't understand Freddie and Fannie. I didn't know what the Community Reinvestment Act was. Most of these things you don't know, either, and you know what? God bless ya. You don't necessarily have to, but you have to be able to understand enough of it to be able to make a good decision. And I told you that this is quite possibly the most important decision and, in fact, I know this is. For me as an American citizen, not as a broadcaster, as an American citizen this is the most important few days of my life. As a dad, what our country does in the next few days will decide our children's future. This is not about an -- God bless you, the election seems like it's 5,000 years away for me now. The election, please, let's not even talk about the election because we're a long way away from the -- the entire world could change by the election.

We are facing quite possibly a Soviet style collapse. This is what Ron Paul told me on the air a couple of days ago, that we are facing a Soviet style collapse. I don't know if that is true. I hope to God it's not. I hope we go into a Depression -- well, no, I don't hope that. But I mean, I hope that's as bad as it could ever get, that we would go into a Depression. However, I'm starting to see signs now from the rest of the world that that's not what they're pushing for. The rest of the world -- and I told you before about the perfect storm. The rest of the world is pushing, is pushing to discredit capitalism. The UN is pushing now for one-world financial system. Germany, Russia, China, everybody is looking to get rid of the U.S. dollar. They are looking for a stabilization of the dollar and a normalization of the dollar along -- right next to other foreign currencies. Gang, we are about to lose our superpower status and that's why I say to you and have for the last while, you've got to prepare, you've got to know what's going on and you have to prepare your friends. You cannot be playing politics with this. The people in Washington -- you know what, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, you guys, you guys have control of the congress. If you really, truly believe this, stop playing politics. If you really, truly believe. And I know good solid citizens that believe that the bailout package that congress had yesterday that the President wants and that the Democrats want, there are good solid citizens -- do not count me as one of them -- that think this is a good idea. Then you have control; pass it. That's what leaders do. They make decisions that are unpopular. Pass it. Why are you standing around and saying where are the Republicans? Pass it. This is, unfortunately with too many people they have not come to the table yet. They are still playing politics, and they are playing it because you -- or we the people don't really have a handle on what this really means. So I'm going to try to take you there. I'm going to try to take you to the place to where you can see that whether John McCain did this for politics or not, I don't know. I don't care. I'm not paying attention to either one of those two now. But when Barack Obama says we're going to -- you know, we can multitask, that shows to me a fundamental misunderstanding of what the situation is. When missiles are flying over the polar icecap, you don't multitask. And we have economic missiles flying over the polar icecap. You've got 12 minutes to live. So Mr. President, could I have your focus on this for just a second?

I would like to see John McCain and Obama take a stand, not just go for the press conference, not just go for the quick shots of sitting around the table with everybody but actually lead. Where is the leader? I'll tell you where the leader is. They are all afraid because what we have done is over time we have elected weasels. We have elected people that don't know what they stand for. They don't know what they believe in. I know what I believe. I know it, and I've been tested and I've been thrown up against a wall. So many people have. You probably have been tested, and you're tested through failure. That's the only way you know what you truly believe because once you failed, once your -- I bet a good portion of this audience, maybe not you, will understand what I'm about to say. When you're laying down on the floor in the fetal position on the carpet of a rat-infested apartment that you can barely afford and your whole life has fallen apart, you got two choices: Life or death. And when you choose life, you know, "Okay, I can't live this way anymore. So what got me here. What do I believe in. What are the things that I actually believe in." I've been in that fetal position. Millions of Americans have been in that fetal position. You may be in that fetal position right now for a myriad of reasons.

Our financial sector is in that fetal position right now. Well, damn it, where are the people who stand up and say "I know what I believe. I believe in capitalism. I believe in the American spirit. I believe in freedom. I believe in the ability to fail and the ability to succeed. I believe in my fellow American. I do not believe in some gigantic global entity that's telling me how to live my life."

The world is about to change, gang. As much as the world changed on September 11th, it is about to change even more. And unfortunately there are no burning towers to alert the people. But that's the way usual -- that is usually the way evil wins. When it's blatant, when it's on fire, you don't see it coming. And evil wins because good people do nothing, and good people do nothing because they don't necessarily see it. I really, truly believe in divine providence. I really believe it. I really, truly believe that you're listening for a reason. Maybe not everybody, but you. Ask yourself, what is the message that I'm supposed to get? What is it I'm supposed to hear? What is it I'm supposed to do? What is it I'm supposed to tell other people? I will tell you what I believe I am supposed to tell you today and that is we are going to make it. It is going to be ugly, it is going to be brutal, but we are going to make it, and the reason why we're going to make it is because of people like you, and you've got to go find more people like you. You've got to go take them by the shoulders today and look them square in the eyes and say, wake up, man; okay, wake up; here it is. You need to stand fast in what you believe. You need to rededicate yourself today to those things that are real. There is a massive storm coming to our shores and you must be the rock. But you've got to ask yourself, what is that rock? What are you built on? Not politics.

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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