Glenn Beck: Back and Bitter




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All right. I want to get into Barack Obama. Barack Obama, absolutely everything you need to know about Barack Obama happened last week, and I've read a lot of people, you know, their comments: "He's an elitist. Oh, he doesn't understand God, he doesn't understand religion. Oh, we're not bitter."

I heard all these things, but I don't think anybody's really tied it all together. His defense on the bitter comment I think is hilarious. He's saying why is this a big deal. People are bitter. You know what? He's right. People are bitter. I'm bitter. You're bitter. Not on everything. Just on some things. I'm bitter at the government. I'm like, you guys, how are you doing, you know? But I'm not -- I mean, there are bitter people that are always bitter people but not like he means it. We're like disenfranchised. We're like, you know what, these guys in Washington, it's almost like it's a joke. You know what I mean? If it wasn't that our children's future was hanging in the balance, it would be a scream.

The problem with the statement is that Obama thinks that people cling to religion, they cling to their guns because they're bitter. Those are separate. I'm bitter at the government because they're not listening and they can repeatedly reinjure. They can repeatedly make bad even worse. "Oh, you know what? This global warming thing." Hang on just a second about the global warming thing. "Oh, no, we've got to do something on that global warming thing. We're going to make ethanol." Wait a minute. "We're going to do ethanol and we're going to do subsidies and who wants to grow some wheat for ethanol, who wants the price of corn for ethanol, that would be great, corn, corn, corn." Now you can't afford anything you eat. Why? Because the government just made it worse. I don't know. As I go into the store, as I go in and pump gas for $3.50 a gallon, I don't know, I get a little pissed off. But that doesn't make me run to my religion and it doesn't make me run to my gun. People don't cling to those things because they're bitter. People cling to those things because it's part of who they are. It's the core of who they are.

You know who else was clinging to religion? You know who else was clinging to their guns? Oh, those bitter founding fathers. Oh, I hate them. They're so bitter. No, they weren't. They were pissed off at the king but they weren't bitter. They were bitter maybe at George: "Hey, what's up with that?" But they were not unhappy people. They were inspired people. They were people with great hope because of their religion. Not because they were clinging to it. Not because they ran to it. It was who they were. It is why they left everything to come here. They didn't hope for change. They changed it. That's what they did. People who hope for change, you're on your own, man. You'll be hoping all you want. You hope for something, what you're creating is hope. I mean, the hope that something will change. Not the change. I don't need the hope. I got hope. I need change. And the last people I depend on for change are the weasels in Washington. This might explain Obama's understanding of religion. Why would people go to a Marxist faith, a Marxist theology?

Have you ever noticed that most of us would walk out if our preacher was talking politics all the time? I would. You know what? He does it once and I go up and talk to him. He does it twice and I'm out of there. I don't need a political message. I don't want a political message when it agrees with me. That's not what I'm there for. I'll figure out the politics. You give me the big stuff. Give me the God stuff, will you? Work on that. Because as I understand the Constitution, God comes first, guns come second, government is last.

Obama has reversed this and his understanding of religion comes from, you understand how he sees the world if he understands his religion. His religion is Black Liberation Theology. His philosophy, his theology comes from this Black Liberation Theology which says God cannot be white, he is black, and if he doesn't free you from the oppressor, he is not God. And the government is bad. It is a whole philosophy that is really -- I mean, it was designed for politics. It was designed to combat the Catholic church, quite frankly. Where regions of the world, where the church was so strong, they knew they had to cloak Marxism into a faith to be able to get it past the people. So it was a competing religion. It's actually political. It's a political front. It's exactly what has happened to Islam over in the Middle East. It's a political front. It's not even a religion. It's a political front. So you can understand. They cling to his religion because they are so disenfranchised and so bitter by what's happening to them outside.

We talked about his theology of redemption. It doesn't work. That's not what Christianity is, not the way that his faith looks at it. Redemption is a personal thing.

Why they are clinging to their guns. People -- see, what Barack Obama would have you believe, and if this doesn't scare anybody who is into the Second Amendment, if this doesn't scare the living bat snot out of you, nothing will. You think the guy could be reasonable on guns? Not if he thinks gun owners are bitter. The stats prove just the opposite.

In 2006 there was a study done. 36% of owners say they were very happy. If they own a gun, 36% said very happy. 9% were not too happy. Meanwhile those who didn't own guns, only 30% of people without guns were very happy. 16% -- that's double -- were very unhappy. Less than 15% of gun owners spent their time feeling outraged at something that somebody has done. I'm sorry. No, no, no, I'm sorry. 15% less than those who didn't own a gun spend their time worrying about something that somebody had done, something they were pissed off about. Gun owners are happier.

Now, why is that? Self-reliance. Self-reliance. Here's the question. Those in need have to take care of themselves. In 2004 gun owners were 10 percentage points more likely than nongun owners to agree, that those in need have to take care of themselves. So I'm not running to religion. I'm not running to my gun. I have my religion because it makes me a stronger person. It helps me make sense of the world and my place in it and it helps guide me and helps me understand the failures and the successes that I have, to keep them both in check. My gun is my way of protecting myself, my family and my property. It is my right because I'm not going to wait for the police. I'm not going to wait for something. If somebody's in my house and they are trying to hurt my family, I will take care of it unless the police are there. It doesn't make me bitter. It makes me stronger. Those who are bitter are those who feel alone and the Government has abandoned them.

A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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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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