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GLENN: I am just watching the video of what is happening in our country and I almost said I can't believe it. But I can. It is the beginning of what I have been warning was coming our way for a very long time. And I cannot impress upon all those involved: Peace. Do not do anything stupid. And I know how difficult that is. Believe me. We just have to be extraordinarily careful. Last night I wrote on Twitter I am an imperfect messenger and I have been going over in my mind in the last two months all of the stupid stuff that I have done in my life. All of the things that with hindsight just ‑‑ let me put it this way: You know how we spent most of our life saying, "Oh, it doesn't matter what we do?" We're about to find out, oh, yes, it does. Oh, yes, it does. And it is hard to bridge the gap between sanity and insanity. It is hard to bridge the gap between the life that we have lived for so long and the life we're about to go into. Do you remember when I said to you last year, when I said to you, "Please, the only thing that will make any difference, the only thing that will matter will be your word. Don't defile your are honor, your integrity, your word. Let your yes mean yes. Your no mean no. Values and value." If you didn't hear that message a year ago, I ask that you hear it now. I don't know exactly ‑‑ I don't know how to do my job anymore. I don't. I don't. I was thinking about it last night and thought, maybe ‑‑ I've been saying for two some years, when people start to say these things, when people, when there's somebody else willing to say these things, willing to do these things, I can go away. I can be done. And I can just go back and just do what I want to do. I'm not this guy. I've told you this for a long time. I'm not this guy. I don't want to be this guy. I don't like walking down the street anymore. I walk down the street and it's either somebody who is so gracious and so nice, or just hates my guts. It's not what I ever wanted to do. But I found myself in a position where I thought I have to do it because it's what I believe. I believe that so many people now are waking up and they are feeling the same thing. You don't want to do it. You don't want to say these things. You don't want to go to these town hall meetings. You don't want to believe the things that you're beginning to believe. It was easier a year ago when I played the clip for you about Barack Obama saying that he was going to build a well‑funded civilian defense force.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We cannot to continue to rely only on just the military to achieve the national security objectives we set. We have to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well‑funded.

GLENN: It was easier then to say, "No!" Then as I started to interview people that used to work at ACORN and it started to dawn on me that ACORN was the beginning of it. It is an ACORN. It is a seed. It's a seed that's going to grow into a mighty oak. Have you ever listened to the name, the acronym, what is it Action ‑‑ what is the acronym for ACORN, Pat, do you know?

PAT: American Community Organizers Reform now.

GLENN: That's the dumbest name I think I have ever heard. They came up with ACORN then found the words to the name to be able to make it into the acronym. Why? Why would they want an acorn? Because it's something that's small that grows into a mighty oak. The mighty oak. SCIU is part of ACORN. They have infiltrated now Americor. Americor has been a good organization. The people in Americor, many of the people in ACORN, they don't ‑‑ they don't know. They don't see it. It's a hostile takeover. What has happened to these organizations, at least Americor is what is happening to our country. It is being fundamentally transformed. When I said that they were building a civilian force, nobody wanted to believe it. I still don't want to believe it. But when you see The Drudge Report today where the AFL‑CIO has come out and has promised to counter anyone speaking out at these meetings that they would counter anybody that was having problems at these town hall meetings, you ask yourself; is that not a civilian force? When you see what's happening across the country, where the Democrats actually have the balls to stand up and say, "This isn't a grassroots effort." And they hold people out of these meetings until the SCIU and ACORN members, again the roots of the civilian force, go in and take the seeds. What is happening to our country? You know, when I said SCIU and ACORN, these were the brown shirts. People said that's crazy. And I hope to God it is. But you tell me what they are if they're not thugs enforcing the will of the masters in Washington. Be very careful, because the things that I have told you on this program were coming are here. We are in the most dangerous point in our republic, I believe, since the Civil War. We may be in the most dangerous place ever, because our people are different. Our people are not as connected to God as we once were. Beyond that, the world is wildly unstable. I told you, what was it, the beginning of July or the end of June, that I had one of the first English translations of a book that is being published in America in about two weeks. It's called "The Coming Insurrection" these are communists that are saying attack the families. You must disintegrate the family. You must disintegrate society. You must disintegrate. All of it must be destroyed. That's happening with the extreme left. There are those on the extreme right that also would like to destroy everything so they can rebuild. A revolution is not the problem. The problem is never revolution. The problem is who takes control of the revolution? Anybody says that they want violence and they want a revolution. Back them up off of that. Because where is George Washington? Where is the man on the stamp? If you don't have a strong man of real character, you won't survive, because someone else will take that role. I can give you a list of bad people on the left and the right that would love that control. I can't give you a single name of a man that is modeled after George Washington. Not one. But he is here. But somewhere he is here. We need more ‑‑ we need more time. We need more time. There's great, powerful ‑‑ there is great and powerful hope. There is great and powerful hope. There are miracles that you will witness in your lifetime. Great, grand, mighty, powerful miracles that you will witness. But we must be prepared. We must be peaceful. We must be armed with the truth. We must be armed with the truth.

Gavin McInnes broke the internet last month when his live show was interrupted, and it appeared that he was arrested. He broke the internet again a few weeks later when he admitted that the arrest was staged as part of what was intended to be an elaborate prank.

McInnes joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to explain the real reason behind his disastrous prank.

"This was a $10,000 joke. I lost 100 subscribers because of it, but I was going away to Paris for a week because my daughter is going to college and I thought let's make it interesting," McInnes said of his decision to fake an on-air arrest in the middle of his live "Get Off My Lawn" podcast on August 25.

"There was a method to the madness, with the prank ... my point was, first of all, this is happening to people in real-time. Tim Poole has been swatted a million times," he explained to Glenn. "The thought police are in full effect. I also wanted to lampoon the media's bloodlust for us suffering."

Glenn played a clip of the now-infamous hoax while McInnes explained what was really going on behind the scenes, including how his very drunk friend "Unrelia-Bill" was supposed to act the part of the arresting officer but ended up being much too intoxicated (at "2 pm") to speak even a few lines, and how smugly gleeful the "far left" was when they thought McInnes had actually been arrested.

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Glenn Beck joined Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Thursday night to discuss Visa Inc.'s "horrifying" new plans to flag firearm sales by separately categorizing purchases at gun shops, a move that Glenn aptly described as "the next step in banning guns."

In what's been hailed as a major victory for gun control activists, Visa agreed to adopt the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) new set of standards by creating a special merchant category code for gun and ammunition sales.

In his appearance on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Glenn shared a letter written by Robert B. Thomson III, a senior vice president at Visa, showing that the credit card company initially pushed back on the ISO's new rules.

“We believe that asking payment networks to serve as a moral authority by deciding which legal goods can or cannot be purchased sets a dangerous precedent,” Thomson wrote in the letter to pro-gun-control lawmakers, including Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Just days later, however, Visa had agreed to comply with the ISO's plan to establish a new merchant category code for gun stores. So why did Visa suddenly flip?

As Glenn explained, it all comes down to pressure from America's largest union-owned bank, the Amalgamated Bank, one of the only unionized banks in the United States and a proud proponent of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing.

"This is the next step in banning guns," Glenn asserted.

"It's horrifying!" Tucker responded after several seconds of stunned silence.

"I'm so grateful you did the reporting on this," he told Glenn. "I'm not sure why it falls to you since we have a couple of very large daily newspapers in this country you'd think would want to report this, yet none of them did. So, Glenn Beck did."


On a recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn broke down the details of this latest attack on the Second Amendment and revealed how this is a step toward something even worse than federal gun registration. Watch the video clip below for more details. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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Glenn Beck: Here's why Stacey Abrams' fetal heartbeat remarks are hilarious but TERRIFYING

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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has a new pro-abortion conspiracy theory: "There is no such thing as a [fetal] heartbeat at six weeks ... it is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have a right to take control of a woman’s body."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere agreed Abrams' latest "misinformation" is not just ridiculous but could be dangerous if people are actually willing to believe her.

"If you want to defend abortion, go ahead and defend it. Defend what you're actually doing. Stop denying what is reality," Stu said. "If this is such a great defensible policy, then just come out and defend it, but they never can ... you notice how they can't go to the actual thing they say is so important. They keep defending these other things that aren't true."

Glenn said the pro-choice movement was successful for a long time because most people want the decision to be up to the woman and her doctor and that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. But when leftists began "celebrating" their abortions or calling for "abortion on demand" at any point in the pregnancy, that's when they start to lose support.

"Because they've celebrated abortion and are losing regular people, you can't put that genie back in the bottle. So, what do they have to do now? They have to take the insane step of discrediting medical machines and technology," Glenn said.

"This is after two years, by the way, of them claiming the biggest scandal in the world was people suggesting the voting machines were hacked — after they previously said that voting machines were hacked in elections they [Democrats] lost," Stu pointed out.

"Honestly, gang, think this through because this is where life gets very scary. This is where you go to authoritarian rule and you can kill millions of people because you're truly now discrediting things that everyone knows is true," Glenn warned.

"So, if you disagree ... you can say that is an evil magic box that has made up sounds in it to convince people. If they will buy that, you're at the Salem witch trials. 'If she doesn't float, she wasn't a witch.' That's what you're looking at right now — and what's frightening is, [Abrams] can say this with a straight face and no one discredits her," he continued.

"You don't think that they can convince those people that you are a terrorist because of the way you vote? [...] You don't think they can convince half the country that you should be eliminated, liquidated, put into a camp, whatever authoritarians love to do? ... We are headed towards dangerous, dangerous times. We better wake up and stand together because this is frightening — it's hilarious — but because people are taking it seriously, it is terrifying," Glenn added.

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A big question Glenn Beck has always had about “The Amazing Do-Over” is: How do you get the most powerful and wealthy nation that has ever existed to accept, “You will own nothing … and be happy”? A foundational principle of this country from its very inception has been land ownership. We worked hard, were fiscally responsible, and stayed away from high debt, but the progressive era began to erode all of that.

The Clinton Global Initiative recently gathered the ruling class to tell the plebes how to run their finances and called anyone who dared challenge their ideas “climate change deniers.” Glenn argues we are dangerously far down the “Road to Serfdom” and exposes the progressive playbook to keep us in line. It’s a 600-year-old medieval model that’s been the plan all along.

We’re already feeling economic pain, and yet they’re playing “Game of Thrones” with our lives. Turning us into serfs is their ultimate goal. How do they finish the complete restructuring of the American financial system and our way of life?

On Wednesday night's "Glenn TV," Glenn connects it all on the chalkboard and details the solution to fighting back against the ruling elites.

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