Glenn Beck: We love labor!

GLENN: We have a couple of stories here we want to share with you on unions. Where do we start on audio, Pat?

PAT: Well, we have Liz Schuller who is, looks like she's the executive secretary of the AFL CIO talking about, talking about how we need to outreach to younger kids, the unions need to get involved telling young kids, as young as middle school, junior high and high school about the wonders of the unions.

VOICE: Have no healthcare. So I think, you know, it sort of makes the case for itself, but young people just aren't aware that the labor movement is alive and well and can be an advocate for them. So I'm putting a lot of stock in the fact that if we reach out to the next generation and particularly younger students in junior high, as young as junior high and high school to

VOICE: That's going to end up on Glenn Beck, by the way.

(Laughter)

GLENN: Yes, it is.

PAT: Well, yeah.

GLENN: And it should. Excuse me. I don't want labor unions are giant corporations reaching out to my children! Leave my children alone! And teaching my children that labor unions can be advocates for them!

PAT: Since when did special interests decide that it was their job to get into our schools and our children's heads and start indoctrinating them in the way they need to look at the world politically?

GLENN: I don't want, I don't want giant corporations doing it. I don't want political parties doing it.

PAT: If it were a giant corporation, it would wind up on Keith Olbermann and they wouldn't be... (laughing).

GLENN: You know what? And you know what's really sad? It should end up on Keith Olbermann, Glenn Beck, Rachel Maddow, Bill O'Reilly, Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer. It should end up on all of them. Leave our children alone! But they know what's best. They know what's best.

Trumka last week, we told you about this speech. Trumka last week came out and said that I am preaching nothing but hate. I want you to know there's a difference between the truth and hate. Many people will confuse the truth with hate because it's been so long since they've heard anyone speak the truth. But it is not hate. It's just true. Labor unions are fighting for their lives. They have overpromised pensions. There is no way that you're going to be able to get your pension.

What was the stat in California with the firefighters? Where they had, they had firefighters working. It was some crazy, like $55,000 a year, something like that? But they could retire and their total retirement package was $3.8 million. You can't that's not possible! It's not possible. People believe that it was just would happen. It's not. It can't. And it needs to stop. Chris Christie in New Jersey, how long does that guy live? Seriously, how long does that guy survive? He's in New Jersey. He's got to break up the union pensions. Otherwise the State of New Jersey goes out.

Now teachers, I know this is hard. Firefighters, you did your job. I get it. I get it. If I don't if I do my job and I don't get paid, I'm angry, too. But we have to take a little bit of the responsibility of, you believed that you would get that? It makes no mathematical sense! People have known what the problem was with General Motors for a long time. Chrysler? How many times did we say, you can't do that! You can't have those wages! You can't have those pensions packages! You can't retire people and have them live like this forever. You can't do it! We've known that for a long time. So don't act surprised by it. I know it's tough. I know it's awful. But you know what's worse? The entire system shutting down.

Tonight on television I start a whole week of specials. We're going to cut the budget in half. People have been saying, oh, we just need to do spending. No small spending thing is going to fix this. I've already explained mutually assured economic destruction and how it was designed and announced in 1962. They did it for the right reasons. They did it for to stop nuclear war. However, they didn't think, what happens if the whole system is corrupt and we all go down together? That's what's happening. We're going to sink each other. We must spit ourselves out of the system that was designed to do what it's doing right now. But it's going to I tell you I'm not going to have a friend left by Friday. There's not going to be I mean, I don't know the people in my audience that are not going to be pissed at me by Friday. Because we're all going to hurt from this. The thing that no president will ever say to you, nor will he, nor will he, if you can't handle the truth. I believe you can. Tell your friends and neighbors, if you think they can handle the truth on how bad it is and what we have to do to get out, it's going to look like a radically different America but not a fundamental transformation. A restoration. We lay it out all this week.

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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