From TV: Acts of Kindness

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Last Thursday, Glenn challenged his listeners and viewers to perform a random act of kindness for people in need. In doing so, he hoped that participants would shatter the stereotypes of conservatives – that they are selfish, racist, and stupid. Many [participated, and below are some of their stories:

One person sent their story in early, explaining what they planned to do:

“On Thursday my husband and I will be taking groceries and toiletries to The Place Of Hope, a men’s alcohol and drug rehab center outside of Nashville, Tn. where we live. It’s not one of those “fancy” rehab centers. It is run by a dear sweet man with a wonderful heart and if you want to take your first steps to sobriety and have not one penny in your pocket, you are welcome there. They take no Federal funding, they rely on private donations only and they have been open for over 10 years!”

Others wrote in after, and some even encountered resistance to their act of good will:

This was a difficult sell.  The director of The Peace House called me VERY UPSET that I was doing this "service project" with The STAR Forum, the name of my 9.12 group here in Park City.  I think she is a liberal.  It was an awesome phone call.  After I finally calmed her down and assured her that we knew we weren't going to the actual shelters, but to the admin office things were a little better, but only a little.  She made reference to "my political agenda."

I asked her if she didn't want our help because we were a fairly conservative, liberty-minded group.  This took her off guard.  The spirit of the Lord overwhelmed me and a ton of things came out of my mouth that I never intended on saying.  I actually cried a bit, when I told her how hurt I was that she would believe I had ulterior motives.  I explained it is the responsibility of citizens and business and churches to care for the people in our communities that are in need, not the government.  That was our belief, but that it was not a political agenda, but a desire to help people realize that the right thing to do is care for each other... regardless.  I explained what 9.12 meant and that we are all Americans.  We are in this together, and my group chose her organization because we really wanted to help.  Her heart was very softened, and I believe she is actually excited about tomorrow.

Some took the opportunity to help those who had been impacted by natural disasters:

As you know, Texas has been literally on fire for at least the past 10 days.  This past week, we have had a massive wildfire that has burned over 150,000 acres of ranchland in Tom Green County (San Angelo) and Coke County (Robert Lee-Bronte) in West-Central Texas.  Many evacuations of homes were ordered (including mine) but because of the relentless hard work and dedication of our VOLUNTEER Fire Departments, no homes were lost and, reading this morning, the fire is not 75% contained.  We had some help from Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene and Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo.  Without them, things would probably have turned out much different and for the worse.

Last Friday, when the fire was at it worse and threatening approximately 400 homes, the temperatures here were in the 90s, and our firefighters were exhausted.  Then the call went out from the coordinating VFD for help from the community.  They needed bottled water for the guys to drink, snacks, eye drops and face wipes.  They also needed cash for fuel.

This was our TEA Party groups opportunity to give.  We already help at our local soup kitchen and some other charity organizations.  I put out an e-mail blast at about 12:00 noon on Friday and by the time I got the message that my community was being evacuated and had to leave work at about 3:30 p.m., I had collected $272.00 and eyedrops which I delivered to the Fire Department.  Our TEA Party group is not a large group.  We have about 75 regular members, but for our people to respond so quickly, it was amazing!

As I handed the collection to the VFD, the gentleman taking the money nearly had tears in his eyes and was so grateful.  He said they were really being strapped for cash for fuel and that they were really thankful to our TEA Party group.  This was our opportunity for a Random Act of Kindness and I feel that, at the time, it was the best choice for that act of kindness

And other saw this as a first step to further acts of kindness:

I grabbed a couple grocery bags and filled them with items from my pantry. I found a local food distribution site (a church in the area) and stopped by to deliver the food. I included a note in each bag that read: “You are appreciated. Please believe and know that there is always hope. With sincere love – from a conservative, Tea Party member.”

While delivering the bags, I chatted with the church lady and I was surprised to learn that this small church serves food to 72 people each month. As a result of my visit today, I plan to make many return visits to the church to help where I can.

Another mentioned how gracious spectators were:

Actions speak louder than words...and so it was with our first Random Acts of Kindness event.  Volunteers collected food and money and then packed up bags of groceries which we distributed Thursday, April 21 at the Employment Security Department.  Needless to say, any act involves regulation which we worked around in order to proceed with our event.  It's difficult to measure just who was the recipient of this giving.  Those individuals with families who are unemployed and actively looking for work certainly appreciated the food assistance.  On the other hand those of us who had the privilege to give were unprepared for the warm reception we received from all who witnessed this act.  One gentleman gave money to contribute to the cause and two others asked how they could become involved.  We learned that it truly is better to give than receive and that the innate goodness in people is still alive and well in America.

On TV, Glenn mentioned Karen from Teens for American Truth. You can read more on her story here:

My parents and I decided that we would take up this challenge ourselves, remembering the many times when we had be out of work for years at a time, and people had helped us with love gifts.

So today was the big day! After I finished school and some other things, mom and I got into the car and decided to head over to Wal-Mart to pick up some things. Before we left though, mom got the idea that we should get a Wal-Mart gift card as well as some food. We put our money together and got a $30 gift card and several bags a groceries.

As we got into the car to head off to the Workforce mom said, “Karen, we need to pray about this and that God would direct us to the right person to give this to.” I agreed, and as she was driving, I prayed for God’s guidance and will to be done with this gift, and that He would help all of those around the country that were doing the same thing.

After going on a wild goose chase to find the Workforce (that’s a whole other story in itself), we finally made it to the parking lot. As we walked up to the doors, a woman came. I stopped her and asked if she was unemployed. She said “Honey I’ve been unemployed for a year and I’m on disability.” She was in a hurry, but then I asked, “Do you have children?” She sighed and said “Yes I do.” I then pulled out the gift card from my pocket and said “This is a $30 Wal-Mart gift card that we would like to bless you with, and we have some bags of groceries if you want them”

The Blaze also received lots of stories, you can see links to some of them below:

http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2011/04/21/congratulations-on-a-successful-flash-mob-of-kindness/

http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2011/04/21/stories-from-a-flash-mob-of-kindness-part-v/

http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2011/04/21/stories-from-a-flash-mob-of-kindness-part-iv/

http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2011/04/21/stories-from-a-flash-mob-of-kindness-part-iii/

http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2011/04/21/stories-from-a-flash-mob-of-kindness-part-ii/

http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2011/04/21/stories-from-a-flash-mob-of-kindness/

America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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