Glenn Beck: Ed in Connecticut


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GLENN: Let me go to Ed in New Haven listening to us on WELI. Hi, Ed.

CALLER: Glenn, no matter how this call ends, I just want you to know that I respect you more than anybody out there in the news media.

GLENN: Oh, boy.

CALLER: You changed my life in a positive way and I think in God's eyes that's one of the only things that really you can do.

GLENN: Wow, thank you very much.

CALLER: However, however.

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: You got a letter yesterday or something about somebody saying they're going to tune out?

GLENN: Yes. They said that they were going to unplug because they felt too small, too insignificant and they couldn't make any difference and they were just getting angry and frustrated. So they were done.

CALLER: Well, I heard it and I thought, "Let me call in." I did exactly that the day after election day and have been firm about it up until even this day.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: And I thought I would call in and give my perspective if anyone was really interested on it because it's very amazing the feelings that I'm getting from doing this of guilt and also a feeling of half of me says I'm doing the right thing and the other half of me is really making me feel really guilty about it. The gamut of emotions. It's really a weird feeling.

GLENN: I gave up television and that included all -- this was during the Monica Lewinsky thing, all television news and everything and I just read the newspaper and kept to speed like that, and it was a wild experiment, absolutely wild. Changed my life, changed my attitude. But I understand what you're saying about guilt. Let me -- may I heap a little guilt on you?

CALLER: Sure.

GLENN: Quote from James Madison: A well instructed people alone can permanently be a free people. Another one from James Madison: If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.

The unfortunate thing, Ed, is I really truly believe that is part of the design to get you to tune out, to get you to stop watching, to get you to stop paying attention, to get you to the point of frustration to where you throw up your hands and say, "I can't really even care anymore. I'm just going to conduct my own life." Because when you do that, then they have control over you because no one is standing guard anymore.

CALLER: Well, I understand that, but I think you ought to know one other thing.

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: I really tuned out. Not a magazine, not a paper, nothing. I mean nothing. The only thing I had in the background is you and Rush as background music for major headlines. I didn't even know we went -- Israel, you know, was tossing bombs around with the Palestinians. I knew nothing about that until one day I saw a headline when I went to buy some gum. I really tuned out I think a little bit more than you think and --

GLENN: Oh, no, you just tuned out as much as most people do in America. They just, they get their news from Jon Stewart and watch American Idol. That's what most people do.

CALLER: You are right. I'm one of the zombies that I complained about for 20 years and I'm one of them now, but I can't bring myself back. Every time I try to turn the TV on and take a look, I got Mr. Lowery telling me, you know, I heard his benediction and I thought, hey, let me respect the presidency and at least listen to this, right? And then Lowery's telling me that white needs to embrace what's right. And I'm like, you know what, click. I went right back again. You know?

GLENN: Okay, here's -- Ed, I completely understand and this is something that I -- in fact, I just said the other day -- Stu, why was it we were talking about and I said -- remember if I said if I could just go live on a farm, I would be happy for about 10 minutes. Do you remember?

STU: Right. It's --

GLENN: What was it that we brought that up?

STU: I think it was actually moving to a farm and unplugging.

GLENN: I know, but what --

STU: There was a deeper --

GLENN: No, but there was a story or something that was making me think about it. And I remember saying that if I could go to a farm and unplug, I wondered if I would be happy or not. I could unplug, but knowing what I know, I would know that it was only a matter of time before I or my children's rights were completely gone. And so I could unplug for a little while and I might be happy, really happy for a little while, but I couldn't do it because I would be shirking my responsibility. And Ed, this is the place where all of us have to understand.

CALLER: I felt that way, Glenn.

GLENN: Freedom is a very delicate thing and if you are not standing guard, well, then you are truly not honoring the people. Was it easier to land on Omaha beach, was it easier to leave your home, watch it be burned to the ground during the Revolutionary War? Was it easier for those people to do those things? The answer is no. We're saying we don't even want to watch the news because we're frustrated. We just want to go back to our life. We are dishonoring those who went before us who actually died for this freedom that we now just say I want to unplug from.

CALLER: Yeah, but there's more going on, Glenn. My heart goes out to those people. Believe me, I cry just at the sight of those monuments and the thought of what those people did for me. The problem is today -- and I believe this. I believe that we're outnumbered now. I don't believe --

GLENN: We're not. We're not.

CALLER: I know you say is that and I knew you were going to get mad at me.

GLENN: We're not, damn it.

CALLER: I knew it.

GLENN: We're not outnumbered. We're not outnumbered.

CALLER: You look at the polls. Every --

GLENN: You know what, I -- here's the thing. Ed, you give me a month to prove this. I am going to find a way to prove this to you. You know what, Stu, I'm going to -- I'm going to give you -- Ed, you hang on the phone. I want to get a phone number from you, okay? Thank you for calling. And Ed, you are the probably -- you could be the most important caller that I have ever received in my career.

CALLER: Glenn, please remember the first sentence I said when I called on the phone.

GLENN: I understand, and I appreciate, Ed, that -- I just appreciate it. And you may be the most important person in my life because you may have changed and finally given me the impetus to actually find the way to prove it to you. So hang on just a second, Ed. Get his phone number, Dan. Make sure we know how to get a hold of him six ways to Sunday. Here's the thing. Most Americans feel this way, and I've been saying to you for the last couple of weeks, it's 15%, maybe 20% on each side, that, let's just be crazy and say there's 20% of the people, that it doesn't matter what the Republicans do. They will just vote for a Republican. It just doesn't matter. They will vote for a Republican, and there's maybe 20% on the other side that will just vote for a Democrat, and it doesn't matter. They're not tethered to any principles whatsoever. That leaves 60% of us that are. We are in the whole spectrum. There are people that vehemently disagree with me, but they are tethered to principles. Did anybody see the TV show last night? I actually have respect -- I can't believe I'm saying this -- for Dennis Kucinich. Dennis Kucinich was on last night and I'm like, I don't want to have Dennis Kucinich on. I mean, it's just going to be a yelling war; he's just going to be -- that's not what it was. In fact, it was very entertaining. It was actually very funny in a strange sort of way. And I said to him halfway, "Look, Dennis, I disagree with you 110%, but at least you actually believe in something." And let me tell you something: The majority of people do. They just don't know how to express it. They just haven't done the hard work of thinking it all the way through because everybody has made life too complex. Everybody's telling them you don't matter, you don't count, it doesn't make a difference what you say, you'll never understand it, don't worry, we'll take care of it. Most people have just, they're tired! They're tired. They're tired of fighting for what they --&nbs p;why are you so pissed at the Republicans? Seriously, why are you so pissed?

May I vocalize what I think you're thinking right now? Think about it, why are you pissed. I mean, not just disappointed. Pissed. I believe what you're thinking right now is the same thing, the reason why I'm pissed. Because I invested a lot of my time and my energy. I never went campaigning for anybody, I never put campaign signs out, I never made calls for anybody, but I defended these people. I would be at parties with people and people would come up and say, "Oh, your guy says... (mumbling)," and I defend them. I stood up for them when it wasn't easy to stand up. Many of us have been the pariahs of society, be called racist, bigot and everything else, and you do this? You have taken my time, my energy, my passion, the essence of who I am and what I believe in and you've done this? That's why I'm so pissed. How dare you. I believe in something. You don't. My gosh, you want to talk about -- you want to talk about election rape, there it is. I think many of us feel as though we have been raped, our time has been raped, our values have been raped. We have been in bed with a serial rapist. He'll sleep with anybody just for what satisfies him. That's why I'm angry. But see, there are more of us and there will soon be many Democrats if they are honest. If they really, truly believe in -- here's who you're not surrounded -- or here's who you're not feeling and you're not realizing is standing by you that you are surrounded by. Anyone who actually listened to their grandparents. Anybody who actually listened to their grandparents knows what this country is, knows who we are as Americans, wants deep inside of themselves, wants that to be true again. Why did we vote for change? We went like zombies to somebody saying change who didn't really define it because we know what that vision of America is. It's not socialist. It's an America that is good, is kind, is fair, is gentle. That's what we all learn from our grandparents, the same grandparents that stood up against socialism , who stood up against communism, who fought it! Who did far more than we will ever be asked to do, unless we don't stand up now. If you unplug, if you don't stand up, if you don't square your shoulders and say, "Damn it, I've got to do it again?" Do you think I really want to do this? Do you think I want to be this guy? Do you think I want to be the guy who is called crazy for two years, was told by almost every damn program director in my chain, "Shut up or we're going to cancel the show"? Do you think I want to be the guy that watched my ratings go down for two years because of what I was saying was coming in the perfect storm? Do you think I want to be the guy who gets calls from people in this industry that I respect, really truly respect and say, "Glenn, you're killing yourself. What are you doing? Stop doing this"? Do you think I want to do that? Do you think I get up every morning and say, "Gee, another fun day at the factory"? You think you've had enough of looking at it? Try doing it for your frickin' job!

So why do I do it? It's the same reason why I now do not say to a serviceman when I say "Thank you for your service" and they look me in the eye and say thank you for yours, I used to always say, "No, I have not served." You know what? This is my service. It is time for you to serve without a uniform. You are the protector of liberty. You are the protector of freedom! It is on your shoulders, not the military! It is on your shoulders! This is your country, damn it! This is my country, and it will stand for me to pass it on in a better condition to my children.

There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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Our Fourth Amendment, which protects our right to privacy, has never been in more danger. Journalist Lara Logan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how the digital world has given leaders — both in government and corporations — the ability to not only spy on Americans, but to track their patterns of behavior, too.

Lara explained why, even if you think you have nothing to hide, you should be very concerned. Because these digital "human terrain maps" could be used to manipulate you in any way those in control see fit.

"The purpose of your privacy is much more than just being out of public view," Lara said. "There is really nothing that's more central to our democracy than the right to privacy. I mean, all of the rights in the Constitution have a real purpose, and a real value, and if we allow people to take them away from us, we voluntarily are surrendering that. We are lambs to the slaughter.

"They're not just looking at what you have to hide. They're looking to manipulate you into doing what they want. These are control systems. That's what they are," Lara explained. "What they do with the information is they create a 'human terrain map' for every single person on the planet, anyone within a digital signature or within their reach. They are creating a human terrain map that can be used against you, by anyone."

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Who were the people and groups involved with coronavirus research, and what really went down before and after the pandemic began? On "Glenn TV" this week, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to outline a tale of negligence and then, coverup. The elites of the world - the people calling themselves experts - trusted the Chinese Communist Party with one of the most dangerous weapons we can imagine on this planet--a virus.

Glenn reveals who was involved in a definitive timeline, and argues: If proof of a lab leak does come out, the worlds needs to know EVERYONE that was involved. We must expose the coverup and attempt to control the narrative of the pandemic origins. Everyone from Big Tech, the media, the Chinese and even our own government have been involved. What lies behind the coverup could reveal the dirty secret that, in order to cut corners, the academic elites and government entrusted Communist China with a civilization-killing virus.

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