GLENN: An open letter to the men of America

Hi guys.

It's been a while since we've talked. I hope you've been doing well. I've missed you, men.

I'm writing to give you a heads up. Something's happening. Something that we haven't seen in America for most of our lifetimes. In fact, it was 78 years (and change) ago, so most of us don't have much of a frame of reference for this. 78 years ago, on December 7th, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and America entered World War II. The world changed in a flash. It was one of those events that altered our day to day lives overnight.

We were on a path, one that was familiar and sure, and then it was gone, and we had to reset. Overnight. And you know what, we did it. We adapted. We adjusted. We changed to a new path and dug deep. We found our courage, we found a way to become new people. A focused people. A generous, powerful, people. We became the world's production engine, with factories filled by men and women willing to step up and do what the world needed.

We were on a path, one that was familiar and sure, and then it was gone, and we had to reset. Overnight. And you know what, we did it.

And us? As a group? We became men.

Man, that was a great era for us. Yeah, sure, we had to kill a bunch of bad guys, but I mean... the uniforms were pretty sweet. The dames at the USO dances were... wow. Getting to shoot machine guns and blow stuff up didn't suck. We got unlimited cigarettes, nobody complained if we wanted to have a drink after a long day at work or a firefight in Tunisia, and a fist-fight to settle arguments wasn't that big of a deal.

But mostly, it was a great era because the world needed men to be men. We were called back to our natural role. The world needed warriors to battle against the forces of chaos, to hold the line and prevent humankind from sliding into the abyss of Socialism and Communism. The world needed weapons, bombs, tanks, planes, it needed powerful, terrible, destructive instruments to bring to bear. To help wipe evil from the earth. We became inventors. We became killers. We became liberators.

We were called to serve, they put rifles in our hands and put ribbons on our chests. They draped flags over our coffins.

And now, my friends, it is time again.

If you are a man, please hear my voice. Consider yourself on notice. Once again, as it has been in the past, the world is in trouble. It is your time to step forward and serve. The world is facing a new crisis, one that threatens to push humankind into the abyss. As of today, you are being called to Service. Not in some generic way. You're being called upon to be a man, and play your old role. To be strong, to be a protector, to be stoic, brave and confident. To act with surety. To lead your household. To be helpful and dedicated. To do your part and risk your life and fortune to protect those around you. To be a part of something larger than yourself, to throw your body into the breach.

If you are a man, please hear my voice. Consider yourself on notice. Once again, as it has been in the past, the world is in trouble. It is your time to step forward and serve.

It's been a while. For the last few decades, society forgot about us. They forgot they needed us. The world has had it that easy. We were asked to be gentle and passive. We were asked to mask our manhood. We were told it was toxic. The world wanted us to play a different part because they thought they didn't need men anymore. As of now, that era is over. From here on out, you're being called to serve as a man. Welcome back.

As the male leaders of a household, a family or a business, it is incumbent upon us to adopt the proper mindset. That means:

  1. Force your brain to realize that this is actually happening. We are facing truly unprecedented disruptions to our normal way of life, at least in the short term, but perhaps longer. Our lives are probably going to have to change for a while, and maybe forever. As America did during the Spanish Flu, The Great Depression, World War II... we've gone through a new filter... and yes, it's really been that long since an event of this magnitude, which is why you have to force your brain into the right mindset. Normalcy Bias is a high barrier to overcome. We don't live in the same world we did just a few weeks ago.
  2. At this point, we shouldn't be acting as if it MIGHT happen, we should behave as if it will happen. No, that doesn't mean that society will collapse and we'll be facing a zombie apocalypse, but localized and regional disruptions in food supplies, energy supplies, etc are wholly realistic.
  3. Prepare yourself for making firm, commanding decisions. Your family is going to be looking to you for leadership and protection. Be calm, listen to others, partner with your spouse and make clear decisions for your family. Be decisive. Exude confidence, even when you have doubts.
  4. Realize the government is there to protect the Country (or state, county, etc)... that doesn't mean they are there to protect you. Don't let your family become a refugee or statistic.
Nothing here means the role of women is lessened or less valuable than it has ever been. In fact, the world needs them as much or more than us. They are being called to service too. As you step into your new role, so will they step into theirs. But they need to define that for themselves.

Nothing here means the role of women is lessened or less valuable than it has ever been. In fact, the world needs them as much or more than us. They are being called to service too.

Let's speak and act for ourselves. And make no mistake, the world needs us to act.

What has worked in other countries to slow down COVID-19 is to shut down. Shut down shopping, shut down events, shut down travel, shut down workplaces.... and quarantine people in their homes. That prevents the spread, and that prevents people from dying. That is what we should expect to happen here. For several weeks at least, and then changes to social behavior (like wearing surgical masks in public and not shaking hands) after that, until there is a cure.

But you're not just being called to fight a pandemic. COVID-19 is just the pin that's popping the bubble. You're being called back to service because this is a two-wave disaster. The first wave is the disaster of a deadly disease. If we do not act, it threatens to kill millions of our friends, family, and neighbors. However, as bad as the viral pandemic will be, the next wave will be worse. The economic pandemic that follows threatens to be exponentially worse. Disruptions to the global supply chain have barely started to be felt. Warehouses that feed the grocery stores will start to run out of food by this week. Ships from China, haven't moved since January. The rest of the world is 40-50 days behind China, in the midst of shutting down. Most don't realize what the consequences will be. We need to. What's happening to the global economy right now has never happened before. Realize that. Never. The consequences will be nothing short of revolutionary change.


What's happening to the global economy right now has never happened before. Realize that. Never. The consequences will be nothing short of revolutionary change.

Guys, we are ready for this. More than ready. In Fact: We are the ideal human beings to be able to adapt to and thrive in this type of social and financial event. We're strong-willed, confident, intelligent, spiritual and moral men. Thousands of years and generations of knights and soldiers and fathers who came before us built the framework and personas we carry into the world every day. We're built for this. God wrote the script, our character description is pretty clear.

We're going to do just fine here. No, the world isn't going to end, but we're going through a significant season of change. Ready yourselves. Be prepared to protect and defend your family. After all, that's your job. And for once, the world's going to realize, they need us to unite, to be men... and play our role again.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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