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Friday, January 7, 2011

Glenn Beck Program, January 7, 2011

There is a studio audience today.

Glenn is calling for a revolution in the country – a personal revolution.

The Left is calling for a revolution as well, a social revolution.

The TEA Party changed things.  Individuals were acting on their own.  The answers to our problems are within each of us.

The Left is using a version of many of Glenn’s steps.
  • Enlightenment – Twisted to fit their ideology
  • Education – Twisted to fit their ideology
  • Empowerment – Feel your anger and your rage
  • Entrepreneurship – Left does not use

He showed a video clip of Van Jones discussing his “Top-Down, Bottom-Up, Inside-Out” strategy.  Jones’ form of empowerment was to feel your anger and rage. 

Glenn referred to the US revolution wherein a bunch of farmers went up against the most powerful military in the world at that time.  They succeeded because of the individual.

Glenn discussed a conversation he had with Dr Keith Ablow, Psychiatrist about how he, Glenn, changed from being a down-on-his-luck alcoholic to what he is today.  They thought that applying the principles that allowed Glenn to change could also allow the country to change.  The concepts have to be applied, not just learned and understood intellectually.

He showed a piece of brain coral he found while on vacation.  When he found it, it was lost, buried in the sand and black.  Glenn took it, cleaned it up and was going to do something with it.  He used this as a metaphor for people who are down on their luck and how they had value if they would only see it and act on it.

Guest Dr. Keith Ablow, Psychiatrist

Keith and Glenn discussed how Glenn had turned his life around.  One aspect that discouraged Glenn was that, even though he decided to change, the fears and doubts did not go away.  They still had to be dealt with.  Also, all the accumulated problems left over from previous bad behavior.

One audience member likened the situation in our country today with that period around the Civil War where friends and family were torn apart.

Glenn remembered that when he wanted to change, some of his friends tried to hold him back.  They did not want him to change from his self-destructive ways.  Them, he had to give up.

They also discussed an incident with his to-be wife he met when he was four years into his rehabilitation.

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