Glenn Beck: 5 stages of grief


Related Story


Glenn Beck: What's Coming

GLENN: Just looking at clips here on the TV screens about change we need. The better question is change, change we're going to get and change we're going to be told are in our best interests.

Welcome to the program. There was a great story on the front of the Wall Street Journal in the Money and Investing. You know, tomorrow, Stu, I want to take the 12 steps of alcoholism and I want to do an hour on them as who we are because I think alcoholics are going to (mumbling).

STU: It's odd because they haven't done --

GLENN: They haven't done much.

STU: They seem like the group --

GLENN: A lot of people say it's going to be the alcoholics. I think it's going to be the alcoholics that save us.

STU: Current or recovering?

GLENN: Recovery.

STU: That's a significant --

GLENN: No, the alcoholics, the current alcoholics, they are the ones that are getting us here.

STU: But the ones that are in recovery.

GLENN: Yes, they are going to save us.

STU: It's always easier to bounce from the bottom.

GLENN: Five stages -- it is. You got no place to go. Five stages of grief out of the Wall Street Journal today: Denial, anger -- tell me where you think we are. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, grief. Most Americans are beyond now Stage 1. They weren't six weeks ago. Most Americans are beyond Stage 1. Took a long time but the Dow has caught the attention of most people, and pay no attention to the Dow. It's going to go up, it's going to go down. Pay no attention to the valves that they are opening anymore. The valves aren't going to work. No matter what they do, it's not going to work.

This is, by the way, a new position of mine. Today the valves no longer work. In my -- what my gut tells me with this giant, you know, global rate cut, if that doesn't do anything, gang, it ain't -- nothing, there's nothing left. So forget about the valves. In fact, you call congress, you tell Senate, you stop spending my money, now. I understand what we're facing and what we're facing is a very possible Great Depression but please understand, go out and read Amity Shlaes' book The Forgotten Man. It will show you we're repeating. We're doing the same things over and over again and unless you get that message out to people, they are not going to -- no, no, they are helping us, no, they have got to bail us out, no, they've got to do that. No, they don't. No, they don't. We're building the framework for an extraordinarily long and deep Depression. You've got to call congress and tell them, "You don't have authorization to spend any of my money. Stop spending money right now."

So most Americans are past now denial. Many Americans are in anger. Anger, how did this happen to us? You've got to be kidding me. Who did this to us? You people did it to us! It is normal to feel angry. It's part of the five stages of grief. But you know what? It's not where you're -- if you're there now, congratulations. You've got to keep a piece of that anger because you've got to get the guys who have done this to us and that is an answer that needs to be asked, answered and then those people need to go to jail. We're at the end of Stage 2 for many people, especially in -- especially those people, you know, talk radio listeners, I mean, you get it. You are at the end of that one because you know.

Moving into Stage 3, which is bargaining. The government right now is bargaining with the economy and the market. This is a natural force, gang. This is a natural force. The economy is -- you cannot contain it because it contains all the hopes, the dreams, the aspirations, the hard work, the perspiration of every man and woman on planet Earth that lives currently in a free nation. But what they're doing is they're promising Wall Street hundreds of billions of dollars, promising to buy your mortgage, promising to make direct loans to businesses, all in an attempt to get it to calm down: Please sit down, please sit down, please sit down, please sit down, please sit down. It is a bad child that has never been really truly punished. Mom and dad, the government, have always swooped in. Well, now they are swooping in again but now they are just saying, hear, I'll give you candy. How about candy? You want candy? Just calm down. It ain't gonna work, gang.

As the market continues to tumble, unemployment is going to go up and we're going to go into the fourth stage. The fourth stage of grief is depression. It's when we realize that our problems are a lot bigger than the Dow industrial average. It's a lot bigger than Wall Street. There's going to be a realization that our problems are going to take a very long time to heal. There is no easy cure. Anything that you do to take an easy cure, the patient needs radiation and chemotherapy. You can say all you want, you want to do other things, and that's fine. But the patient must be allowed to fully heal and feel every bit of that pain and discomfort and it's going to get ugly, gang. But anybody who is promising you an easier way out, do not listen to them. The only way this is going to work is if we really reset ourselves, set our lives. Healthcare is not a right. It's a privilege, and you're about to find out what that privilege has been this whole time. As much as we have whined and complained about it, we're all about to find out how great we've had it in this nation, but we squandered it because people got greedy. All of us, me included. We got greedy: More, more, more, more, more.

The fifth stage is grief. Politicians won't tell you this. Pain and grief are coming and it is part of the process. Anybody who tells you they can spare you this, they don't understand. They have never had anybody obviously die in their family, they've never had any problems. Five stages of grief. You can't be spared this. "That $700 billion, it will spare us." No, it won't. No, it won't. But you don't stop at grief. That is the five stages of grief. What follows? Life, happiness, moving on. You're better. You're stronger.

I've had two suicides in my family. The first one happened when I was 13. It almost destroyed me. I didn't heal until I was 35 and I didn't heal because I took the easy way out. I never looked at it. I never dealt with it. I drank. I did anything I could do make me happy. I didn't deal with it. I'm happy, gang. I am. I'm truly happy because I faced it. I looked it in the eye and I said, "You're not going to beat me. I'm stronger than this." My faith teaches me that we chose to come here at this time. We're here for a reason. We chose -- I believe we chose to be here at this time because we've got a great job to do, and I'm up to it. The question is are you.

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

Watch the video clip below or find the full Glenn Beck Podcast with Greg Gutfeld here.

Want to listen to more Glenn Beck podcasts?

Subscribe to Glenn Beck's channel on YouTube for FREE access to more of his masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, or subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

Use code UNMASKED to save $20 on one year of BlazeTV.

Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

Watch the video below for more details:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

Watch a preview below:


In order to watch tonight's episode, you must be a BlazeTV subscriber. Join today to get a 30-day free trial, and get $20 off a one-year subscription with code UNMASKED.

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.