Recovering progressive calls Glenn

GLENN: Let's go to Brian in Albany. Hello, Brian, you are on the Glenn Beck program.

CALLER: Hi, Glenn, how are you?

GLENN: Very good.

CALLER: I have a couple of thoughts for you this morning. First off, I'm Jewish and I'm shocked at how many friends I lost in 2008 because I refused to vote for Barack Obama and how many, how many of them have yet to come back and say "I was wrong." It's scary and how I completely lost touch with my rabbi over it just because he was just so in the tank for Obama and didn't even bother hiding it. It was kind of frightening. You know, as a recovering progressive, it's been a process trying to stay the course.

GLENN: Tell me, Brian, hell are you doing? What step are you on, on recovering progressive?

CALLER: I'm on Step 4 but, you know, every now and then I have a crisis, I have to call my sponsor who's my wife.


CALLER: And she has to talk me back down and keep me on the straight and narrow.

GLENN: So you are still making a list of all of the things that you've done wrong as a progressive?



CALLER: Yes, that's right.

GLENN: Well, you are kind of doing Step 5. Here you are admitting to the world. If you'd like to complete Step 5 at any time when you are done with 4, you come on the program and you can bury your soul as a recovering progressive.

CALLER: Well, thank you. And, you know, one of the things I did wrong, in college I was a history major and my Senior thesis was on Woodrow Wilson.

GLENN: Ooph.

CALLER: And how terrible it was that the U.S. Senate wouldn't ratify the Treaty of Versailles and just how —

GLENN: Oh, gosh.

CALLER: — his thoughts on internationalism were so great.

GLENN: Brian, Brian, Brian, this is — you are a case study for me. I would like to just probe and experiment on you for a while. What turned you?

CALLER: Well, first I got a — I grew up and got a job and I had to start looking at the real world. But a lot of it, honestly my wife kept saying to me, you don't understand, you don't understand. And probably about a year and a half ago, you know, I started to turn.

GLENN: Now, wait. Was your wife progressive, too?

CALLER: No. No, no.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: My wife's always been a conservative.

GLENN: How did you get together?

CALLER: Well, I'm not entirely sure why she put up with me back then, but I think she just knew that there was something in me she could change. I mean, like most wives she kind of figured there was something about me would change and, you know, she — I know this is a shock. She was right. She likes to hear when I say that.

GLENN: All women do.

CALLER: I know. But it really, you know, after the election I started, you know, saying, like, I can't believe people voted for this guy and I started listening to you and I was like, you know what? You know what? This makes a lot more sense to me. And, you know, it just, it took me time. It's probably taken me about a year and a half to really admit that I was wrong and come to terms with it, but it's —

GLENN: You know what? I tell you, Brian, I have so much respect for you. Anybody who will take something that they firmly believed and examine it, just doing that step is huge, to honestly examine it and say, well, let me look at the other side. For you to examine it and then admit I was on the wrong course is gigantic. I mean, kudos to you. Massive, massive kudos.

CALLER: Thank you. Well, kudos to you because you've turned me into a reader again.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. We've had him on long enough. They have traced the call. They are coming down to get Brian. It's a progressive that is turning! Quick, pick him up off the streets!

CALLER: You know, sometimes I wonder how far we are from that. I really do get scared sometimes and I'm reading Atlas —

PAT: They are not far. They are coming for you now.

CALLER: That's true.

GLENN: You are reading what now?

CALLER: "Atlas Shrugged" and I'm not very far in and I'm reading it and I'm like, this makes sense. Like, I can see, this looks too familiar.

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: You know, and it just —

GLENN: You know, it's amazing to me, Brian, that more people, especially in, you know, your situation being a Jew, more people are not just wide eyed. I mean, we've promised each other not to forget. And not only are we not forgetting, we're helping cover the truth and we're helping usher in globally new — or renewed vigor for these lies against Jews. It's incredible!

CALLER: It is. And like you said, how does Helen Thomas have a job today? I don't understand it.

GLENN: I have been watching the TV and there's only one network that continues to play the video of her.

CALLER: That's ABC, right? No, NBC? It's got to be one of those, right?

GLENN: Yeah, yeah.


GLENN: It is truly remarkable. Can you imagine? I mean, this is the problem. Those kinds of comments are horrible. It doesn't matter if it is Pat Buchanan that would say it, if it was me that would say it, if it was Ronald Reagan that would say it. It doesn't matter. If those kinds of comments are said and it is something that you know is part of who they are, there's no excuse. There's just no excuse. It doesn't matter left or right. It's right or wrong.

CALLER: Well, and much like the president, you know, it's the spontaneous remarks that reveal somebody's true character. And that's exactly what we saw from Helen Thomas. That's what we see every time the president goes off of the TelePrompTer, you know.

GLENN: I would love to see — Brian, I thank you so much for your call and God bless ya.

CALLER: Thank you, Glenn. God bless you.

GLENN: You bet. Keep up the good work.

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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