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Glenn Beck: 'Can We Save the Country? The Answer Is No. The Country Has to Want to Save Itself


"We are actively engaged and eagerly voting for our own destruction."

Glenn Beck speaks on his radio program on May 21, 2014. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

Glenn Beck spent a frank hour with his audience on Wednesday in the wake of Senate candidate Matt Bevin's loss to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Kentucky Republican primary.

"We have been cryptic on a few things for a while," Beck began on his radio program. "But the time is coming for me to play all of my cards face-up on the table, and to hell with the consequences. But we haven't because I haven't understood it until, really, last night ... If you have an hour today, please spend this hour with us."

A strong Bevin supporter, Beck said "we are actively engaged and eagerly voting for our own destruction."

"Can we save the country?" he asked. "The answer is no. The country has to want to save itself."

Glenn Beck speaks on his radio program on May 21, 2014. (Photo: TheBlaze TV) Glenn Beck speaks on his radio program on May 21, 2014. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

Beck told the story of George Washington Carver, the botanist, scientist and inventor widely known for inventing over 100 uses for the peanut.

"[Carver] used to get up every morning at 4:00 a.m. and read his scriptures, and then he would go for a walk in the woods," Beck said. "And he said to God, 'Why did you create the world?'" According to Carver, God responded: "Too big."

"Why did you create man? Why did you create me? ... Why did you create peanuts?" Carver continued ask, each time receiving the response, "too big."

When Carver asked, "why did you create the peanut?" that's when he said he received a dramatically different answer. Instead of hearing "too big," God told him to go back to his laboratory and break a peanut up into its smallest elements. Because of that, he was able to invent everything from cosmetics to dyes and more using the legume.

"So what is the basic element of a country?" Beck asked. "Why create America? Too big. Why create our town? Too big. My family? Too big ...Why did you create me? That might even be too big. What am I supposed to do today? Aah. Now maybe we're getting someplace."

Beck has often said that the solution to the country's problems will not come from Washington politics, and that Americans cannot save the country with an election. He said that point was recently driven home in a very costly way.

"We always do a summer event and we haven't addressed this because I haven't had an answer for you," Beck said. "We had a spectacular summer event planned in Pittsburgh. Unbelievable ... It was all going to run around entrepreneurs and Westinghouse and Tesla, and for the very first time I got Sean Hannity and Mark Levin to agree to come with me and go do that event ... I had already spent $50,000 on it, and it all fell apart at the last minute."

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Beck said he and his company went back to the drawing board, found another city, and redesigned the event.

"Got Sean and Mark to do it with me again, ... that a humbling experience. And it all fell apart a second time. Lost another $50,000," Beck continued. "That was when I said, 'You know what, I think I'm getting a message here.' ... Yesterday, I think I figured out the message. Politics. Too big. Far too big. The answer is not there."

Beck said it is crucial that Americans continue to vote and remain knowledgeable in the news of the day, but that they cannot save the country without first listening to God and doing what they can in their own sphere of influence.

"We've got to concentrate on the individual, we have to," he said. "Everything else is too big."

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