The Coming Nanny State

GLENN: We've got a great article coming on the nanny state called The Coming Nanny State. It explains how the Government is stripping us of all of our personal freedoms, some of them out in the open, some of them in secret. Read about it in the March issue of my magazine, Fusion magazine. You can subscribe right now at GlennBeck.com or call 888-Glenn-Beck. I'm telling you we've all been worried about 1984. It's not 1984. It's a brave new world. We're all doped up, we're all watching American Idol. We're not paying attention and they're saying we'll take care of you and we're starting to be taken care of. We want to be taken care of. We've got to stop. We've got to stop. We've got to remember our roots. We've got to remember who we are. And we're good people. We're just amazing, amazing people and when we're allowed to be who we are, when we're allowed to live in a society that actually enforces its own laws, that doesn't select one group as more worthy over another, we prosper. We grow. We invent. We change the world. It's what we've done.


Why is America in the shape that it's in today? Why are we losing our lead in the world today? Because we no longer have the freedoms to be able to be who we are, to dream and create. Somebody's always there telling us, no, no, no, no, wait a minute, you better have a hardhat here; no, no, no, no, you better not do that; no, no, no, no, hang on, you don't have enough money because I need some of that because we need to move that own over here to somebody else who needs it more than you do because you're rich.

When did we become this country? You know, I went out. Doctor told me to be on bed rest, right? Last week. I couldn't cancel a fundraiser I was going to do. I just couldn't do it. There was a family that I had met a couple of times, the Clark family. They've got four boys in wheelchairs. They had a daughter who died of a stomach illness, a rare stomach disease. Dad can't really work because dad's also got a disease. The boys are in wheelchairs because they have muscular dystrophy. Mom is the sole breadwinner. First time I went over to meet this family -- actually I didn't even go to meet them. I was with somebody and I saw this woman getting her mail and the guy who was driving the car, a tear ran down his cheek and I said, what's happening? Are you all right? He said, yeah, I'd love to introduce you to this person but I don't want to waste your time. I said, turn the car around. I had no idea of the story.

Go into the house, she was very upset because the house, she said was a mess. It wasn't. But there are the boys all in wheelchairs, all have muscular dystrophy. Mom will outlive every single member of her family, and it was the happiest place I've ever been. It was the most cheerful place I've ever been.

I went back six, eight months later, one of the boys had broken his jaw. He had fallen out of the wheelchair at a doctor's appointment, broken his jaw, had a trach. They had a hospital bed right there in the living room, all the wheelchairs, all the wheelchairs were around and everybody was laughing. Everybody was having a good time. It was a happy place. I got on the plane and I thought, I've got to call Ty Pennington. I see him, he uses the studio right next to mine once in a while; I've got to talk to Ty Pennington. Then I realized, why am I waiting for Ty Pennington? That's not what Americans do. They just do it themselves. I have the ability to help.

And so I put on a benefit. We raised $100,000 on Friday. Here's the amazing part. Raised $100,000. We sold out of an arena. I did a 90-minute show. The audience was just so great. Right before I walked on stage, my phone rings. I get two phone culls. First one is from Jon Huntsman who you met last week who is currently giving all of his money away, who is the guy who told me one time in an elevator, Glenn, you can't care just about cancer; you've got to care about homelessness, you have to care about battered women, you have to care about children, you have to care about it all. You have to care about the condition of man. You can't just pick one cause.

So I'm at the venue, I'm getting ready to go on stage and my phone rings and it's Jon Huntsman. He said, Glenn, how much are you raising tonight? I said, about $100,000. He said, I want you to do me a favor. I want you to tell that family that there are people all over the country that care about them and they're never to ever feel alone. Also tell them I'm sending them a check for $100,000 I'm going to match.

I hung up the phone. I was stunned. I never asked Jon Huntsman to help. I didn't tell Jon Huntsman about the family. He knew I was going to do a fundraiser. That's all he knew. I hang up the phone. My phone rings. Five minutes later, I'm five minutes away from going on the stage. My phone rings five minutes later. It's a wild man on the other end: Dude, why didn't you call me? Hello? Why didn't you call me? I'm watching your show. You're not on. They say that you are doing this fundraiser. I saw this piece. These boys, they all, they have muscular dystrophy, they are in wheelchairs, they love to go hunting. That's my deal! He said, you tell them that the -- and he said, they can't even squeeze the trigger anymore. He said, that's what I do, man, you should have called me. I saw that. My heart broke. I'm going to take them, I don't care if they want to go lion hunting, I'm going to take all of them lion hunting. You tell them Uncle Ted Nugent is taking them hunting on a hunting trip they'll never forget.

This is who we are. We're people who just heard about a family, went and took $20 and bought a ticket, where people who are a billionaire who heard about a family and wrote a check for $100,000. We're a guy who lives on the other side of the country who saw this family, met a woman who was just getting her mail, said I can do something, and I just went and did a stage show. Where a rock star that happened to be watching television who says, I can do my part, I'm going to take them hunting, I can enrich their life. That's who we are! We're not people that wait for the Government to do it. We're not the people who say, let's raise taxes, let's make sure these people are taken care of and then they become invisible to us. We're people that see it. We're people that notice. We're people that say, wow, I can do something.

I want a government that empowers me. I want a government that is so small that I've got to do it myself. I want a government that encourages us to look at each other as neighbors. What we have is a government right now that encourages us just to look at us. We have a government right now that just says go buy more stuff. Go out and spend your money. Go out and buy that TV. You know that new suit or dress or whatever it is that you wanted, the one thing that you've been dreaming about? Go buy that. Our government is encouraging us to look inside ourselves and find out what we want and then go out and buy it. Our government is encouraging us to think about nothing but us and when that happens, we destroy ourselves because the secret of life is never about us. The secret of happiness is never about us. Why do you think all these people in Hollywood are so unbelievably miserable? Because it's all about them. It always is about them. It's about the way they look, where they live, what's been written about them in the papers. True happiness. The true American way of life is never about the "I." It's always about the "We." And that's so appropriate because "We" really doesn't include the government, at least in the way that our founding fathers saw it. It was "We the people."

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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