We're Being Marched Toward '1984'




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Last November we were told that America needs to break through the "politics of fear."

We didn't want to be ruled by the fear of global terrorism, fear of a third World War or fear of a foreign army marching against us.

We were told America was sick and tired of the eavesdropping of the Patriot Act.

"Big Brother" in the Bush administration did nothing to free us from the energy grip of foreign dictators or the lobbying efforts of big business. Through Dick Cheney's so-called "emergency" laws, the fascist state's grip started to tighten.

But that wasn't what America said it wanted, so it did the quintessentially American thing: voted the other way.

Now, with the other guy in power, people are realizing that the grass isn't nearly as green as it looked. Americans on both sides are saying, wait a minute, I've seen this movie before. Enough.

Now we have the tea parties, the 9/12 Project and today, the G20 riots on TV — all proving that no matter what side of the aisle (whether it's radicals with an agenda or a mom or a plumber) people are once again feeling oppressed by an out-of-control state.

We watch as day after day problems that can and should be solved locally are instead made worse with thousand-page bills, public/private partnerships, or global treaties.

So now we have a different fear.

We were afraid the government is growing larger. We are now afraid of the exact things that I was called crazy for even suggesting just a couple of years ago: Things like nationalizing our banks; putting the government in charge of private payrolls; moving to nationalize our auto industry and — here's the key one — using the word "crisis" to obtain the unprecedented power needed to make it all happen.

It all adds up to me having to now admit that I was wrong. Our government is not marching our country down the road toward communism or even socialism. They're marching us toward a brand of non-violent fascism or, to put it in another way, they're marching us toward "1984."

They are watching; they are controlling; they are telling you how to run your business, your life and how to parent your children.

As thousands of protesters riot on the streets of London for anarchy, those inside are taking part in an even more dramatic demonstration. They are going after the power that comes with creating a globally run financial system.

So what does all of this mean? I think there are two things:

One, fascism is on the rise — and that doesn't mean Adolf Hitler.

And two, all of it is an illusion. The minute you turn on the lights or peek behind the curtain, you realize that Big Brother isn't so big. The politics of fear used by the left and right aren't so scary.

Thanks to our Founding Fathers, they have no choice but to answer to us, if we hold them to our founding principles. But, to do that, we must empower ourselves and stand up with our voices, our minds and our hearts to remind them that it's we the people who run this show.

We need to raise our expectations and demand more from our government. Until we do that, we'll continue to get exactly what we deserve.

What do you think? Send your comments to: glennbeck@foxnews.com

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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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