Glenn Beck: How much is enough?


Some in Glenn Beck's staff prepare for the coming economic doom by stocking up on instant hamburger helper and bottled water from their remote location in Florida...

STU:  I understand that.

GLENN:  Stu and I are having an argument off the air.  He's a big believer on duck sauce and catsup packages are your survival kit.

STU:  I don't have any duck sauce at my house.  I have never said I don't have duck sauce.

GLENN:  You are not American if you don't have duck sauce and hot mustard.  I mean, like lots of packages of them.

STU:  It does feel like that.  At one point there was that and the soy sauce packets.  But my point is we're talking about food storage.

GLENN:  Yeah.

STU:  That, you know, Dan is saying that -- because I started making fun of him saying he only had a couple of days food in his house and I'm like, that's not true because when you get down to a scenario where you need to use your food storage, it's not buffet time.  You don't start eating -- you know, you don't go crazy and spoil yourself.  You are going to minimize your calories, you're going to eat what you need to do to survive, you're going to make sure your child has enough food to survive and be as healthy as possible.  But this is a meltdown situation we're talking about.  This is not a four-course scenario.

GLENN:  Right.  But I believe -- there are two things that I'm advocating that I don't know how to get it across to you.  First of all, first of all -- and that wasn't an elitist thing.

STU:  No, I want you to help me understand.

GLENN:  I don't know how to get --

STU:  I'm confused.  I'm just a normal -- okay, go ahead.

GLENN:  The two scenarios are that, one, there is a meltdown, okay?  At that point, I'm sorry, catsup packages are --

STU:  Well, then describe to me the meltdown.  You mean meltdown as if there's no food in any grocery store anywhere?

GLENN:  Meltdown could be anything from let's say a hurricane -- you know, you lived in Florida, we've all lived through hurricanes.  You know what it's like.  It's madness because everybody goes in and they're like, Cheetos!  And they go in and get all the Cheetos and the water and you go there's nothing, nothing available.

STU:  Right.

GLENN:  So it could be a hurricane.  Meltdown scenario also is, you know, we could -- look, are you telling me that if Osama Bin Laden crashed an airplane into a Saudi Arabian oil field and blew up a lot of the oil fields, we wouldn't see $175 a barrel oil right now?  That shock itself would shove us into the Great Depression.  It would shut -- because it would be such a rapid shock and also everything would spiral out of control.

STU:  I don't know if I agree with that.  The point is we don't need to describe the circumstances to get into it.  You are saying every grocery store has nothing in it.

GLENN:  No, I'm saying that we are in a Great Depression.

STU:  A long scale Great Depression.

GLENN:  Correct.  Now, I don't think that we're headed for the Great Depression but I really, truly believe that our grandparents would slap us across the face.  Why?  You are too young to remember this.  I'm 45 years old.  I remember my grandmother saving the bacon grease.  I remember her pouring the bacon grease out of the pan and keeping it up above the stove in the kitchen.  She kept it there.  My wife yells at me all the time.  She is like, why are you saving bacon grease?  I said, because it was bred in me.  The reason why it was bred in me is because my grandparents taught me that.  Our grandparents would slap us across the face and say, you are no arrogant that this could never happen to you?  It happened to me.  And it was so huge that for two generations those lessons lasted.  And now we've forgotten.

STU:  No, that's significant that that is one sort of -- that's different from the hurricane, though.  That's a completely different subject.

GLENN:  Completely different.  I don't think, being in New York, I don't think we're going to get hit by a hurricane, although I hear global warming is going to make them stronger.  And I also don't think at this point we're going to hit a Great Depression.  Here's the other one.  Either way, if those two happen, you with your catsup packages are going to be hungry.

STU:  I would be -- I am prepared for, certainly prepared for the hurricane.  Absolutely 100% am prepared for that.  You are talking about Great Depression where there's -- I would still think that in a Great Depression there's still people eating.  It wasn't like a -- it's not a --

GLENN:  Yes, except most of our grandparents grew food.

STU:  Right, right.

GLENN:  If you had access to a little bit of green where you could grow something.

STU:  We know the bread lines in the Great Depression were famous but that doesn't mean that no one ate.  It was difficult.  It was very difficult.

GLENN:  Not unlike anything this country has ever seen.  We can't even relate to what -- if you didn't have a grandparent that lived through it, you can't even --

STU:  I did have grandparents that lived through it.

GLENN:  Right.  And they will tell you it was nothing like -- "Oh, well, it's a little slowdown, it's an economic," blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.  I've got seven seconds here to wrap this up and I can't.  Those are two scenarios that are not, you know, catsup package.  But the other part is what we haven't even touched on and we'll get to that here in just a second.  Hang on.

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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