Glenn Beck: Trying to stick it out

GLENN: Hello, Debbie.

CALLER: Hi, Glenn.

GLENN: How are you?

CALLER: I'm pretty good. How are you?

GLENN: Very good.

CALLER: I wanted to call and talk to you today. For the first time I understand why people are wanting the government to help and to take over healthcare and why people are afraid.

GLENN: For the first time in your life you understand why people are afraid?

CALLER: Yeah. Yeah, because, because it's starting to affect me. And if I could just give you a small background. I'm a Reagan conservative. I've always been very conservative.

GLENN: You are very conservative.

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: And I'm the type that would tell people, suck it up, quit whining, that type of thing. But then

GLENN: But you've never had to suck it up or quit whining yourself?

CALLER: No. Because I did everything right. I put myself through school, I took care of my kids when they were small, I stayed home with them. I went back to school, went back to work after they got into high school and at a university, and they told me, go back to college, get your master's, we'll put you in faculty, triple your salary. I went out, I got a $13,000 loan. I didn't depend on anybody to pay for it, and put myself through grad school and in April, a month before I graduated, I got laid off, and I'm sitting here now unemployed with a $13,000 bill over my head. I can't find a job, and I'm scared, Glenn. For the first time I don't know what to do. And I

GLENN: Debbie, I will tell you this. I understand, and this is what I've been saying for a while. When you introduce fear and hunger, people will turn to anyone that will have an answer. I have also been saying for the last couple of years, you must let it fail and when it's easy for people to say now, "Oh, yeah, we should let the big guys fail." I say that with knowledge of what is coming, and what is coming is a depression. If you let things fail, a depression is coming. And not a lot of people have spent a lot of time thinking about what does that mean. So I understand where you are because I have intellectually thought about it. But also, Debbie, I've been there. I have been there. I was thinking about it the other day. There was a Christmas with my kids that I had to shop at CVS. For any part anybody who lives in a part of the country where you don't have CVS, that's a little drugstore. That's Walgreens.

CALLER: Yeah.

GLENN: And I couldn't afford some of the stuff in Walgreens. So I've been there. I know. It is a nightmare. But Debbie, this is, this is when you become who you really are. It's one thing to know something intellectually. It's one thing to say, "I'm a Reagan conservative; do it yourself," and everything goes right. It doesn't matter when everything is going right. That's why it's critical that people are allowed to fail. You don't know anything until you've had your mettle tested. So now's the time, Debbie, that you find out who you really are. Now's the time to find out are you a survivor or are you a victim? What can you weather?

CALLER: I always felt the people who failed over the people who didn't do it right.

GLENN: That's not the case. That's the case, that is the case for social justice. That is the case that, you know, "I did everything right and life isn't fair." Life is not fair. It's not. You could have you ever known anybody who is a bad person and succeeded?

CALLER: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: I met a lot of them.

GLENN: Have you ever met anybody who is just an unbelievably great person and has failed?

CALLER: Yeah.

GLENN: Life isn't fair. There is no guarantee. Look, I am a firm believer in God. The only thing that got me through, Debbie, is God. That's it. And I've come to a real understanding. The only thing that God will give me is humility. I know I could pray today on my knees and beg him make me humble. Oh, he will by 5:00 this afternoon he will start answering that prayer for me.

CALLER: Oh, it's very humbling going to cash that unemployment check every month.

GLENN: I understand that. But Debbie, that unemployment check is there because of people like you. I have no problem with food stamps, welfare, unemployment checks, I have no problem... for the people like you who have done everything and now don't need a handout. Need a hand up. Those are the people that we help. But don't, don't you, A, give up. Understand that you are now is the time, Debbie, that you decide who you are. Do you really believe in the principles that you have espoused, that you've got to stand up on your own two feet?

CALLER: I do, but right now it's just, it's hard to keep believing it.

GLENN: You have how many

CALLER: I want to keep believing it.

GLENN: How many children do you have?

CALLER: I have two teenage sons.

GLENN: So you know the definition of "It's hard."

CALLER: I know, yeah, the definition of a grocery bill.

GLENN: Yeah, and you but you know the definition. Has it been easy to raise two sons?

CALLER: No. One of them's dyslexic.

GLENN: Right.

CALLER: I homeschooled him. I stayed home to homeschool him.

GLENN: So it's been hard.

CALLER: Yeah.

GLENN: Has it been worth it?

CALLER: Oh, yeah. He's brilliant.

GLENN: If you didn't have the hardship, do you think your sons or your relationship would be the same as it is today?

CALLER: No.

GLENN: So what you've just said is things that are worth it are hard.

CALLER: Yeah. Yeah. It's just tough.

GLENN: Debbie, I know this sounds like a bunch of bumper sticker talk.

CALLER: Yeah.

GLENN: Because you are living in this right now, but so have I.

CALLER: Yeah.

GLENN: So have I. And Debbie, I may live it again. I may live it again. It's okay. You know, I said to my daughters and they don't believe me. I said to my daughters, one of them was really, really struggling on some things and I said, make sure you write down a journal. Make sure you write down every thought because right now you will remember back on these, on these times as some of the best times of your life because if you don't just turn it into "Life isn't fair, I hate the world, it's all against me," if you don't turn it into that and you use it as a catalyst to search inside of yourself and to be able to see what am I, who am I, how do I survive, how do I hold it all together, you will you're going to grow, Debbie, like you've never grown before, and you will look back. I look back on the years of my real struggle when I wasn't drinking it away, drugging it away, lying it away, cheating it away, when I was actually saying, okay, I'm going to stand up on my own two feet. And I prayed every day, "Lord, I can't do it anymore!" When I look back on those years in my life now, they are some of my fondest memories. Because I learned who I was and I learned what I can do.

CALLER: I'm trying.

GLENN: You just hang in.

CALLER: Okay.

GLENN: You just hang in, Debbie.

CALLER: Okay.

GLENN: And know that in two years from now, you call me back, and you will if you don't give up and if you stand on your own two feet and you don't have any shame for taking the things that you've paid into, I've paid into and take those things and be responsible with them and stop that what will turn into addiction for a lot of people, stop that handout mentality and make sure you understand it always to be a hand up in troubled times, and you stop it the minute you have an ability to stand on your own two feet.

CALLER: Absolutely.

GLENN: You are going to call me in two years and you are going to say, "Glenn, I didn't believe you at the time, but these have been the best two years of my life."

CALLER: Okay.

GLENN: We'll pray for you, Debbie.

CALLER: Thank you.

GLENN: You bet.

CALLER: Appreciate it.

GLENN: You bet. Bye bye.

CALLER: Bye.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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