Glenn Beck on Tuesday warned that "profound spiritual darkness" is gripping the United States of America, and politicians cannot solve the crisis. Beck had been on vacation for four weeks, heeding his doctor's orders to rest his vocal cords, and said he was stunned by what had transpired in his absence.
"I was so bothered by the fact that we're crushing skulls with Planned Parenthood, and everybody is like, 'Eh, well, you know, whatever,'" Beck said on his radio program. "They're actually making the defense, 'Well, those are taken out of context.' I don't know how you take crushing skulls out of context!"
Beck said it is "crazy that an amoeba on Mars is considered life," but an infant in the womb is not.
"They're not even [exclusively] using the words 'fetal tissue,'" Beck's co-host Stu Burguiere said, referencing the undercover videos where Planned Parenthood employees seemingly discuss selling the organs of aborted babies. "They're using 'liver' and 'heart.' They're using those words."
"That's when it really hammered home to me how much trouble we really are in," Beck agreed. "And it's one of the reasons, quite honestly, that I was totally fine taking my flag down. I took my flag down and I got a lot of heat from it. But I can't fly the 50-star flag anymore. ... It represents, not the government. It represents us. And who the hell have we become?"
Beck said it is stunning that despite everything Planned Parenthood has done, politicians in Washington can still defend giving them hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars.
"We're not saying put these people in jail, which I think they should," Beck added. "We're saying, 'Just don't force us to pay for this!' That's all we're asking!"
Yet Beck said that somehow, in today's America, not wanting to subsidize an organization that performs abortions and seemingly "sells body parts of dead babies" makes you an "extremist."
"Maybe we should change this argument," Beck speculated. "Hey, ladies, you're going in to have an abortion. Do you get a cut in this deal? Because you've just grown some very important body parts for somebody else! Why not make this into a business?"
"Ladies, your uterus is for hire," Beck continued. "Just make a baby. We'll kill it, take the brain and use it for research. We'll take the limbs..."
Beck said if you think the battle purely a political one, you have already lost.
"When you're talking about taking the limbs off of babies, taking the livers and the hearts and not wanting to crush their skull because you want to have some of their brain tissue, you're talking evil. No ifs, ands, or buts," Beck declared. "Call it what it is: It is flat-out, Joseph Mengele evil. And we have a large number of people in this country that don't see it. I don't know how -- I don't know how to fight that."
Beck said no amount of political maneuvering will change the situation, and only light can conquer darkness.
"When we can play audio where people are selling body parts and the ground beneath our feet does not shake from people standing up -- when that can be played and a presidential candidate can then come out and say, 'I proudly stand with those people,' we are in deep trouble," Beck concluded. "Raise your hand [and say], 'I'm not going over the cliff with the rest of society. I refuse to do it.'"
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