Glenn Beck: 8 years and counting

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GLENN: But first I want to say happy anniversary to two different things. First of all, today is what is it, the 14th anniversary of Fox News? I will tell you this, and I'm not just saying it because I work there. I'm saying it because I mean it and I think you know it to be true. Can you imagine what America would be like if we didn't have Fox News? And I know there are a lot of progressives going, "Yeah, I'll tell you, yeah, I can imagine it would be a utopia." Mmm hmmm, I'm sure it would be. Can you imagine what the world would be like if we didn't have somebody standing up and playing opposition. And I don't mean opposition to the Democrats. I mean opposition to corruption. Somebody who is standing up and doing what journalists supposedly are taught in school and that is be a skeptic, question everything. Be a watchdog. I really only see talk radio and Fox News being a watchdog I shouldn't say that. There are organizations like the Washington Examiner that are trying to do their best as well. They are doing some great things. Breitbart TV and, they are doing some great work. Is it their 13th anniversary or 14th?

STU: 13th. This would be, I guess the first day of their 14th year.

GLENN: And then there's one more anniversary. Today is the anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. I can't believe that we are... that we are sitting in the situation that we are now in Afghanistan. We all knew that the former Soviet Union, that Afghanistan was quicksand. It has been for everyone who has ever fought a war in Afghanistan. I know this I know it's not popular tote Carroll Quigley but if you've ever read Tragedy in Hope from the 1960s, you see this being played out. In Tragedy in Hope, the tragedy was war. The hope was we have come to a system now where we've tied the world together and we made each other so dependent economically that no one could ever have a real war anymore. He wrote this toward the beginning of the Vietnam War. He said you'll never see a war, an out and out war anymore like we used to. You'll only see draws. You'll only have one country go in and punish another one but it won't be a total punishment. It will drag on and then Peter out. Well, I don't know if Carroll Quigley was telling the truth or not, but I'll tell you that. It's strange that that seems to be the way all wars are fought now.

Can I ask you a question on, I just, I just wanted you to ask yourself this one question. Maybe make a list. You can probably do it in your head. What is it that you trust? You have to fatten that list up a little bit. Who do you trust? What do you trust? I trust our military commanders. They have never given me any reason to not. Every single person I've ever met in the military has been honorable. I mean, that doesn't mean we have our share of dirtbags. Every group in society has their share of dirtbags, but they seem to get it more than anybody else. I guess when you are forced to put your life on the line, you just get it. I trust God. I trust my faith, my church. My faith isn't in the man, I guess, or the men and the women. Even my co parishioners, if you will. It's in the values and principles. I trust my family, even though we've all made mistakes.

I guess what I'm getting to is I don't trust the people necessarily in my family all the time, and they can't always trust we just can't trust each other sometimes unless we have one thing. We can't trust our faith. We can't trust our churches unless it has one thing. We can't trust our military, we can't trust our judicial system. We can't trust our politicians. The only thing that we can trust is God. Why? Because he doesn't change. He keeps his word. He says what he means and he means what he says. It's pretty clear: Do these ten things or I will smite you. Doesn't get any clearer than that, does it? I will never abandon you. How true that is. No matter what we've done, he's still there if we turn around.

So what is the purpose of this on Afghanistan? Unless we know what our values and principles are, unless they're rooted in something quite honestly ancient, time tested, unless these are things that are immovable like God is immovable, unless they are eternal principles, we will continue to destroy ourselves. So if we want to fatten up our list of things that we can trust, we all need to change the way we live and anchor ourselves to a rock and not to sand. It seems to me the things that I trust are those things that are rooted in honor, respect, honesty, integrity, hard work. That's why the military has its problems, but we trust it because honor is above all. Sacrifice is above all. We may not trust our churches per se or the people in it because not everybody understands that. But the principles that our churches or our synagogues or our mosques are rooted in, should be, those universal principles. Our founders knew it. Our founders understood it. You know, Thomas Jefferson, he wanted the national symbol, the seal to be the pillar of fire, the one that the Lord sent and put between the Pharaoh and the chosen people. And yet somehow or another we're supposed to believe that our founders didn't understand God. Oh, they did. They did. And they understood his influence on a free people.

See, it would be really easy for the president to make the decision of what to do in the Oval Office if he was rooted on something bigger than politics. But it seems to me we're not rooted in now in the Oval Office on anything but special favors, graft and politics. We're trying to decide now how best he cannot hack off the people on the left while also not sticking out the people on the right or sticking out the people who are actually fighting the battle. He's trying to compromise and do the right thing for his constituents, the people who voted and put him into office while also doing the right thing for the soldiers on the ground. Well, I have news for you. When it comes to war, you cannot please everyone. You're going to make people really, really angry, probably on both sides of the aisle all the time because after all, what you're engaged in, in the end of the day what you're engaged in is killing people. And the idea is to kill people faster than they can kill your people. See, to me thou shalt not kill is kind of an important thing, but it's not it has loopholes to it. Thou shall not kill, unless they are trying to kill you. Well, they were trying to kill us. So let's kill them and kill them quickly and get it done with so we can move on to other things. Building, not destroying. So we can move on to other things. Helping up instead of killing. But when you're just trying to play politics with something or when you have to consider politics on the business of killing, you end up killing too many and unfortunately you end up killing too many on our side. It's immoral. You kill with the entire force of the United States of America. You kill with everything you've got. You send the best we have, with the best equipment and the best intelligence and you free them up to do what these professionals are trained to do, and you listen to the trained professionals and you send in the force of the United States of America. And when you're done, because you've taken the breath away from the enemy and they say dear God almighty, it's the very wrath of hell coming against us, don't piss the United States of America off. Don't ever cross a U.S. soldier! Don't ever stand in their way and be unjust to America and kill their people, when you've taken their breath away, then, then you can come home. But unless you're going to leave a people breathless, bring our people home because you're going to put them in harm's way and they are going to end up being dead. Stop the killing as fast as you can. It's immoral to do anything else. America, let your voice be heard. It is the anniversary of Afghanistan. Do you believe we're incapable of winning? Or do you believe we've been incapable because those in Washington have made us incapable? You decide.

Do you know where your water comes from? Renowned historian and conservative commentator Victor Davis Hanson gets his water from a well on his family farm. He pumps it himself and he believes that's what more Americans need — to be grounded in physicality and stop taking so much for granted.

Hanson joined Glenn on the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast" to point out that this needs to happen soon because, as he describes in his new article, "The 10 Radical New Rules That Are Changing America," things are getting pretty bleak. The Left is subverting the Constitution more every day. The value of the dollar is dropping. The media has fused with the radical Left. Corporations, Hollywood, Silicon Valley are all working together to increase their power and their wokeness. And academia isn't any better — as a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Hanson has watched for himself the deterioration of constitutional rights on campus. And as a historian, he knows how all of this usually ends — and what we must do to prevent it.

In the clip below, Hanson shares a crucial lesson that woke America has forgotten — but surprisingly enough, President Donald Trump never did. Watch the video clip below or find the full podcast here or wherever you listen to podcasts:

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Our police officers are called racists, killers, and murderers even if all the evidence suggests the opposite is true. With the bodycam footage and information we have so far, it looks like the Columbus, Ohio, police officer involved in the shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant "is a hero," Glenn Beck said.

On the radio program, Glenn, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray discussed the fatal shooting of the 16-year-old who appeared to be about to stab another girl when the officer shot her. They agreed that the officer arrived at an extremely chaotic scene, and within seconds was able to identify the threat and react. But that hasn't prevented the Left from demonizing him — like LeBron James tweeting the officer's photo and saying "you're next."

Glenn went on to say it's time for the Fraternal Order of Police to stand with its officers and for Columbus police temporarily to walk from the job to show the Left and the media unity for the officer currently under investigation.

"I want you to either call or maybe you tweet today, 'Police we support you. I stand with the police. #Istandwiththepolice.' Our police are under attack," Glenn stated.

"And let me tell you something, police officers, if you are a racist and you're out shooting people, I will be the first to come and say, 'put that guy in prison' ... but the vast majority of police officers are good and competent," he continued. "And they're doing their best. And they're risking their lives for us. I stand with the police!"

"Make sure you let your local police officers know that," Glenn added. "And FOP, I'm telling you, you have to do a strike in some of these cities, and Columbus would be a really good place to do it. ... You have got to send a message to the media and everyone else. One day without police in one of these cities and you see what happens. You don't want the police? You want to 'reimagine' the police? Go ahead! Until the White House stops this nonsense, walk."

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A shocking report from Yahoo News recently exposed a covert operation to track Americans' social media posts for "inflammatory" content — carried out by the U.S. Postal Service.

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere broke down what we know about the USPS' surveillance effort, known as the Internet Covert Operations Program (or iCOP), and the role it plays in providing other federal agencies with information on "right-wing leaning" accounts, among other data, and asked: Who exactly authorized the U.S. Postal Service to monitor the internet?

"It was found out yesterday and released in a story by Yahoo News, the United States Postal Service is apparently tracking social media posts as part of a clandestine program, searching for inflammatory messages," Glenn began. "Wait, the Postal Service has a clandestine operation going on?"

Glenn read highlights from the Yahoo report, noting that iCOP has quietly had analysts combing through various social media sites, particularly those considered "right-wing leaning," looking for "inflammatory" postings and then sharing information with other government agencies.

"The Postal Service is now spying on you. But no big deal, right?" Glenn added sarcastically.

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If it feels like the U.S. government is spending money like it's going out of style, it's because it is.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes the TRUE state of our economy that the Biden administration doesn't want you to see. Obama kicked off a spending spree that was continued under the Trump administration, and now President Joe Biden will finally push us over the ledge with the $2.3 TRILLION "infrastructure" deal.

All signs point to a major economic disaster. And the perfect storm is brewing to convert the greenback into a new digital currency. Think Bitcoin, but with CENTRAL bank control, where we could see the end of private savings and private spending and your finances are tracked. Every time our money gets converted, your wallet will take the losses.

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