Glenn Beck: It's us vs. them

GLENN: Did you hear Bill Maher's rant this weekend? Bill Maher got on and was saying, you know, Barack Obama, I still love him but I mean, what's the difference between him and George W. Bush? I'll tell you what the difference is and it's a huge difference: Speed. Not direction. Speed. We're going in the same direction. There wasn't a course change. There was a velocity change. That's it. Now, you can go around the edges and say, well, no, but he's doing this and he's doing that. Well, okay, there's some window dressing and there's some things that we're, you know, for instance waterboarding, that's a pretty big issue. But generally speaking we were going in that direction. We're still having that debate. It's just, you know, one's on one side, one's on the other. But it could go back the other way. You know that and I know that.

It's not real change. It's window dressing. It's not a real change. Now, understand what I'm saying, that they are not the same people and there are differences, et cetera, et cetera. But we're fighting over the scraps of freedom. George Bush was the one who started the bailouts! He was the one who said I mean, if George Bush were in office, I bet you the only difference would be the size of the stimulus package. Instead of 787, it would have been maybe 400. But remember he's the one who gave us the first $700 billion bailout in TARP. So it's not that different. Yeah, and the stimulus package before that. We're tearing each other apart, over what? We're yelling and screaming at each other that you're un American, you're this, you're that! Over what? It's a game that's being played.

You know, I'm getting a lot of heat from the mainstream media because they think that I'm speaking code language to you every day when I say it's us versus them, and I don't know when I've ever said it's us versus them. But let me explain it to the mainstream media: It's us versus them, them being the weasels in Washington that want to control things. Left, right, middle, doesn't matter. That think they know better than the average citizen. Those who want to take and gather power from themselves, for themselves.

You know there was this very telling piece of research that was done, who was it by, Rasmussen?

GLENN: It's a study from Rasmussen that talks about the people. There is, I think it's 7 or 12% of the American people that when they were surveyed, they said they trust government more than the average citizen, that they believe government and corporations have our best interests at heart, that they think that government and corporations, when they are put together, is a good thing. There's, I think it was, I can't remember. It's between 7 and 12%. Well, I contend that that 7% is the media and those in Washington. It's those people. That's them. Them, that 7% or 12%. And most of them are the ones that control the opinions on television and radio and everything else, that believe that they know better. That's a Mullah. That's the supreme council, that they will make they will just cut it down for you and they will say, "These shoes or these shoes." "I don't want to wear shoes." "No, no, that's not a choice." That's not freedom. That's Iran. That's not the system that we had here. That's the progressive system that has been created for us. That's the illusion that we're living under. It's the illusion and it's easy to see when it's in somebody else's country. That's the illusion that they are living under. It's just a more extreme version of it. But it's really not that different. And I've been watching it all weekend asking, is anyone going to say, "Who cares about the free and fair elections." The Mullahs win. The people don't win. The people think they are winning. Just like my 3 year old thought she picked her favorite shoes yesterday. No, she didn't. They weren't the ones she wanted to wear. She wanted to wear swim shoes.

STU: Even you mean the flippers?

GLENN: No, she actually, it was the actual swim shoe.

STU: Because even entertaining, like for example they were talking about coming out and saying, "Well, we're going to probe into these elections." Even entertaining the fact that they are doing that is giving it credence. It's like there's no even if they did it, it still would mean nothing. And no one's saying that.

GLENN: If they still, if they "Well, we're going to look into it." It's the corruption of their own system. And the people who are you know what that is? That's Barney Frank: "There's got to be some oversight." Who is overseeing the overseers?

Have you seen the story I'm shocked. No one is on this story yet. President Obama fired an inspector general on Thursday night. Now, inspector generals, their job is to be independent. Their job is to be the watchdog. Well, he fired him on Thursday night, said, I want your resignation or you're terminated. Well, the problem with that is is that violates the law. There's this law, and the president probably didn't know, but there is this new law that was passed and it was, you can't fire inspector generals without giving them 30 days notice and you also have to alert congress and tell them why and detail all the details on why you are firing them. Well, I shouldn't I was going to say the president shouldn't know about it. Well, the president shouldn't, but Senator Obama should know because it was Senator Obama's bill that passed that law. So he violated his own law.

Now, why would he fire this inspector general of AmeriCorps? He fires the inspector general of AmeriCorps, speculation is because this inspector general is looking into fraud, possibly perpetrated by one of Obama's good friends.

STU: This is Kevin

GLENN: Yeah, do you know this story?

STU: Yeah, this is odd this is the former basketball player Kevin Johnson in Sacramento. Yeah, and there's a lot of people charging that that's exactly what it's about.

GLENN: Yeah, it's cronyism. It's friends. Is anybody in the media besides us going to report this? Now, so he's violated his own law, he's doing it because it's a friend, good speculation that he's doing it because it's a friend. We know, we're pretty sure it's because of this case because this inspector general has kicked up a lot of dust because he's gone after this guy. And he's also going after one of the prosecutors in Sacramento because he says there's something funny going on there. This is a guy who's taken your tax dollars through AmeriCorps and spent them on things like him getting his car washed, I mean just ridiculous. And so they are saying, you know, the inspector general looked into it, wants to know what's going on with your tax dollars. That's what he does. So not only does he break the law, he broke the law for his own friend. At the same time there's something inside of the stimulus bill that nobody caught including us, nobody caught. It was put in at the last minute and now no one will answer on who put it in. But there's this new board called RAT. Why are you looking at me that way, Stu?

STU: Is it really called RAT?

GLENN: It is called RAT.

STU: Are you sure it's called RAT?

GLENN: I'm sure it's called RAT.

STU: It's your

GLENN: No, it's the RAT board. I'm sure they called it something else.

STU: I'm sure they

GLENN: No, it is. The words I can't remember what it is now. I'm looking here. Do you have it? Yeah, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency board. RAT. I swear to you.

STU: I believe you.

GLENN: The Recovery Accountability and Transparency board, RAT. So what this does is give the RAT board the authority to ask an inspector general to conduct or refrain from conducting an auditor investigation. So when Senator Obama wanted an inspector general when he was a senator, he said, totally independent, they can't answer to anybody, they cannot be called on the carpet by congress or the president. They must be independent. Now he's violated his own law and it appears that the RAT board, what a surprise, was put in by the White House, but no one will vouch for it yet. The RAT board can tell these inspector generals, "Yeah, you're going to stop looking there."

STU: What's the point of having inspector generals if you have the RAT board above them? Essentially

GLENN: What is the let me go back. What is the point of having an election when the Mullahs have already chosen?

STU: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: It's to make you feel like you have some freedom and some power. What's going on in Washington, man, is not good.

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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