Fusion November 2010 - Welcome

Hello America,

You know as well as I do that things just ain’t what they used to be. It’s not that I’m just nostalgic for the past (but who could blame me), it’s that I’m in mourning for what’s become “acceptable” in our culture. Whether it’s politics, pop culture or our own relationships, somehow our standards seem to have been systematically lowered. We’ve become accustomed to accepting less, because less is easier. Once people start asking less of themselves, we stop expecting more of them, and too often of ourselves as well. I think I know why. It’s commitment, or should I say a complete lack of it, especially where it counts the most.

Let’s think about the BIG picture. Are there already plenty of laws on the books to immediately address the out of control illegal immigration problem in this country? Yes, of course. What’s lacking is the commitment to enforce them. Could the free market get our economy back on track, just as it has time and time again? Yes, most definitely. It’s only a lack of commitment to letting it that hobbles our recovery. What about Congress…couldn’t the men and women who make up the House and Senate listen to their constituencies and truly do the work of “we the people” to make this the America of our glorious past…the country our grandfathers fought and died for? Yup, if only they were committed to doing something, anything, besides keeping their cushy jobs.

Celebrities do disgraceful and often illegal things, and not only do they get away with it but they’re celebrated in the media for doing so. Gossip somehow passes for “the news,” and nobody seems to care (except me and you, that is). Celebrity is a gift—believe me, I know—and there was a time when that gift came with a degree of responsibility. Unfortunately, too many who enjoy fame and fortune feel no commitment to act with any reverence, humility or appreciation. The flip side of that coin is that we’ve become so numb to the shame and scandal that we’ve ceased expecting or demanding more from those who enjoy the privilege of the status we grant them.

And then there are relationships, especially those between moms, dads and their children. The American family is the cornerstone of our society, and it’s in big trouble—that means we’re all in big trouble, because if the family goes then it’s dark days ahead for us all. It’s all due to commitment, commitment, commitment. We need more, and we’ll only get to the big stuff once we’ve gotten a handle on the smaller (though no less important) stuff that defines our daily lives. That’s where my 40 Day and 40 Night Challenge comes into play.

I’ve devoted this entire issue to my challenge because I truly believe that a rededication to commitment on a deeply personal level is what we need; what will help correct the course of not just us as Americans, but of America as well. Until we can individually be at our very best, we’ll never be our best collectively or able to do the work that so desperately needs to be done. If you haven’t already taken the Challenge, for the next 40 Days and 40 Nights, make a covenant to practice faith, hope and charity by doing these things:

• Commit to praying on your knees every night. Pray for guidance, inspiration, and peace...pray for the leaders of our country… for their safety and that they will receive wisdom. Quite simply, re-establish your relationship with God and do it with humility from your knees. Most of all, let your children see you do this so they can understand how profoundly important it is to you.

• Commit to finding your hope in the truth. It’s too easy to anesthetize yourself with tiny lies— there can be no hope without unflinching honesty.

• Establish a habit of honesty, question everything with boldness, and pray for confirmation of what you believe to be true. Even a half-truth is a whole lie.

• Lastly, commit yourself to charity. And remember, charity begins at home. Do something kind for every member of your family at least once a week. Also, commit to taking notice of how blessed you truly are and be genuinely grateful for all you receive.

If you can commit yourself to the 40 Day and 40 Night Challenge, you will find your life has changed. You will have established a new “normal,” effected meaningful progress in your entire family’s life, and reconnected with the profound sense of faith that has been our country’s bedrock since its very inception. At the end of your 40 days and nights, I believe your commitment will have yielded the dividend of beginning your transformation into the very best version of yourself that you can possibly be.

But you’re going to have to commit, and that’s about action. Doing is harder than talking, and doing is that which needs to be done. So what do you say…are you up for a little commitment that could end up meaning a lot? I think you are.



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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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