Glenn Beck: Analogy of the Year


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CALLER: Can I say one more thing?

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: When Barbara Walters looks at you with just nothing but contempt, I want you to know and I want you to feel like the Verizon commercial and realize that we're standing there right behind you and she's really truly staring at us. It's not and you are getting through, and I can't imagine. If I was to quote/unquote do you to one of my friends and I was to try to pretend to be Glenn Beck, what I would do, you know, the way that I would try to, you know, get you would be that I would say, really? And so you are just simply asking the question, you are asking people to, you know, come on, are we all cool with this? Is this okay? And so Barbara Walters is just angry as she can possibly be because you have the I got the word, but anyway, the temerity to question just the status quo. I mean, she's just bitterly angry at you for that? I don't understand.

GLENN: Well, you know, Jason, I thank you for that and I appreciate it and I really do appreciate it. The best advice given to me just recently was just keep asking questions. Just keep asking questions.

I was talking to somebody late last night and we were talking about the ACORN thing and I said, this whole thing is going to fall apart. The whole thing, all of this is going to fall apart. At the point that I can show people and I can't do it yet. At the point where I can show you this, this and this is going on, I can prove that these things are going on, which answers this nagging feeling that you have here, here and here in society, why are we spending so much money? Why is this happening? Why is no one paying attention to this? Why is the media avoiding? Why is Washington not doing anything about it? What do they get out of it? Those are the questions that everybody is asking. Something's wrong. When the answer is finally apparent, there's going to come a time to where and I'm beginning to feel it now, not just there but on other things. I have had these moments recently where I've said, oh, my gosh. Now, I haven't shared some of the things with you that I'm on the track on because I don't want to I don't even want to tip my hand in case they're wrong. I want to make sure they're right. And I have I mean, I had a meeting, a pretty big meeting yesterday just trying to find out who I can turn to that is just so buttoned up. I don't want to go to somebody I want somebody working with me that is that challenges me on absolutely everything, goes into this saying, "There's no way this is true" but is willing to look and really honestly doesn't have a problem with being wrong. Because I don't have a problem with being wrong. I'm not going to bring you something that is wrong, not on some of the things that I'm working on now. I'm just not willing to do it. I'm willing one of the things I'm willing to say, you know, I think this might be... not on this. But as things are starting to become more and more clear to me, I realize that if I can just show you in a clear way with evidence what's going to happen is the country will look at it because it will ring true with your gut, if you still believe in the truth, no matter whose truth it is, you will look at it and go, oh, my gosh, and then it's over. It's lights out. And I think we're getting there because there's going to be more and more pressure on the outside and there's more there's going to be more and more truth out there. And as those two things grow, like again with Craig T. Nelson. With people starting to say, you know what, I want none of this, it's going to escalate things. And when things escalate on both sides and this is why I've said no violence, nothing stupid, be very careful who you get information from, be very careful on what you do. If you think of, "I'm just, I'll start the ball rolling. I grab my gun..." you are going to discredit everything you think you stand for. Where somebody, when the going gets tough, that's when somebody makes a mistake. And my guess is they make it first because this is so big, so out of control, they are going to make a mistake. They already have. They just don't know it yet, and you don't, either. But it's coming. And it will just collapse on its own weight.

STU: I've got to say this caller I think has the analogy of the year because that Verizon commercial is exactly, it's such a great analogy because, you know, you talk about, you know, you're out here, you're on TV, you are saying all these things and there's all these people behind you, which is I think the way he meant it. But to go further on it, you could sit here and run your mouth on the phone all day. But if the Verizon people aren't there making it work, it doesn't mean anything. You are talking to yourself.

GLENN: Gosh.

STU: It's such a great analogy.

GLENN: You know, Stu, I was going to ask you, I woke up in the middle of the night last week and, my gosh, blubbering Glenn is here because sometimes things just click and I don't know why and they bother me for a long time. It just clicked. Woke up last week, last weekend, middle of the night. Clear, clear as a bell on a theory of support and foundations and I'm like, what am I supposed to what is that all about? You just, you just said it. What I woke up with was when you get up on a ladder, you make sure that the ladder is open all the way and those little arms inside are down and that way you can reach higher, okay? But if you really have to go up, what you need to do is you want to have people like you that are holding onto each corner of that ladder and holding on and bracing that ladder and you want to make sure that they really understand what's going on so you can climb up and get to the top, you know what I mean? That's our society right now. And the corners, the ladder that we're climbing on is the Constitution. The ladder that we're using to climb up above everything else is the Constitution, but not enough people have used it. Not enough people have even experienced it, and others have just been closing it slowly. You have to know what it is. You have to, when you pull that ladder out, you need to say, "Okay, wait a minute, hang on, how do we use this again?" Pull it all the way open and lock those things into place. You need to do that. But then you need to get some other friends and talk to them and say, "Okay, you know what this is? Okay, and I'm going to come up here but it's going to get shaky. Can you just hold this down?" We all work together but we all have to educate each other. We all have to be in this together. If we can hold the ladder, if we can understand it, find it, understand it, unfold it, lock it into place and then each of us work together to make sure we hold it into place, we're going to be able to do amazing things, amazing things. Wow, thanks, Stu. I thought of that this morning on the way in. What the hell was that ladder thing for? Thank you for jarring that. And thanks to the caller who did that, too.

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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