Why is Glenn in Israel?

Glenn took a trip out the country this past weekend, and explained why he made the journey to the other side of the world on radio this morning.

“I only know one successful democracy, if you will, in the entire Middle East, one that doesn't stone homosexuals, force its women not to drive or go outside of their homes without a man by their side, and that's Israel. It's the only one I know,” Glenn said.

“Me not being Jewish, me not being a minority, me growing up in the tulip capital of the world outside of Holland, I really haven't had a tough life. I really haven't had many problems. I've never really experienced any kind of discrimination.”

“But I have sensed things, because I am a student of history, and trouble is coming. And trouble is coming all over the world because there is a fight for democracy and not a fight for freedom.”

Glenn said that freedom and democracy are two very different things. “Everybody in the world is touting democracy. It's not democracy that people are rioting for. They don't want that one chance to vote. What people are rioting for here in the Middle East is freedom, and it is a it is a feeling that is sweeping the world. They want freedom. What is it that you have a problem with our own government? That they are bit by bit, little by little taking your freedom? Not your democracy. Your freedom. And democracy and freedom are two different things,” he said.

“It's Memorial Day on Monday and I wanted to be here for the sirens. At 11:00 on Memorial Day sirens all across Israel go off, and the entire country comes to a halt for two whole minutes. I don't care if you're at an airport as I was. I actually wanted to be on the highway. I was at the airport. Others in our party were on the highway already. And the entire country stops for two minutes. If you're driving in a car, even the radio stations play the sirens and you pull your car over. No one will pass you. Everyone stops for two minutes. And they reflect for two minutes. On those who died fighting for freedom. That's significant.”

“And in those two minutes I wasn't reflecting on those who died for freedom here in Israel. Maybe I should have, but I didn't. I was reflecting on us. I was reflecting on America. Would America pull their car over for two minutes. Would all commerce stop for two minutes. Would people in the malls stop for two minutes. Would everyone stop for two minutes.”

“I thought I could relate to a group of people feeling alone in the Middle East, but until last night I was standing at the Temple Mount there by the Western Wall and I was listening to this jubilant celebration of people praying and celebrating, praying and praising that they had freedom. A man and his son walked up to me and he shook my hand and he smiled and he said, God bless you. And I said God bless you, sir. And he said, I wanted to thank you for what you say and what you do. And I said, not a problem, sir. And he said, we're very alone here. Thank you. I couldn't speak,” Glenn explained.

“I see a difference in the Middle East and from the Israelis. And that is... the same kind of thing that I'm sensing quite honestly from big members of faith that have very little in common when it comes to theology and that is, connect. We have got to connect.”

“ I can tell you what's coming over the horizon, and trouble, trouble is coming over the horizon. Old hatreds are coming over the horizon and they are going to make sense to you when they do. And I'm telling you now it's a well laid plan.”

Glenn explained that there are problems across the globe, and he feels that eventually people will be looking for someone to blame. In the past, that has traditionally been the Jewish people.

Glenn used the example of high gas process to make his point. He said that there will be a time when gas prices are $10, and someone will make the argument that its somehow Israel’s fault and their unwillingness to divide up their country. It will be their fault for not giving up land to the Palestinians or their fault for perpetuating conflict by not giving up Jerusalem.

“When that happens and someone comes to you and says, it's the Jews, it's Israel, if they would just give up Jerusalem, if they would just divide Jerusalem, it is coming.”

Glenn said that at some point someone will say it’s “their fault”, whether it be the Jewish people or another persecuted group. And you will have to make a choice between giving up a people, like the Jewish people, for security or cheaper gas or some other thing not yet known – or you choose to make a stand.

“I bring you this message from Israel. They are grateful that they have freedom. They recognize the people that gave them their freedom. Their arms are reaching out. Is there anyone there to answer the call? Will anyone stand with Israel?”

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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After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

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