Odd: MLK's daughter targets Lincoln

We’re not exactly sure why MLK’s daughter has decided to go after Abraham Lincoln. After all, her dad was clearly an admirer of the man who signed the Emancipation Proclamation. But she made some odd comments recently and Glenn took some time on radio today to comment.

Beatrice King said, “But as I close, I close with the recognition that Daddy is standing. Lincoln is seated. Lincoln remembered for signing the Declaration of Independence.”

“I tend to remember that Abraham Lincoln had a little something to do with the end of slavery,” Glenn said.

While Glenn believed that her comments were likely an honest mistake, he did take it as a moment to discuss recent efforts to paint MLK as a socialist and a communist.

“I also happen to believe that Martin Luther King was not a communist,” Glenn said.

"Where do I get that? Quote: ‘I decided to spend my spare time reading Karl Marx and try to understand the appeal of communism for many people. For the first time I carefully scrutinized Das Kapital and the Communist Manifesto. In reading such communist writings, I drew certain conclusions that have remained with me as convictions to this day. First off, I reject their materialist interpretation of history. Communism, avowedly secularistic and materialistic has no place for God. Dr. Martin Luther King.’”

“What do you think? Did he sound like a communist to you?” Glenn asked.

Glenn also talked about MLK’s own comments regarding Lincoln. Glenn read:

Martin Luther King, July 1957: We look back across the years and we see a great man like Abraham Lincoln. We see the great contribution that he made to humanity and to history. You must never forget that up until he was 45 years old, Abraham Lincoln was one of the most discouraged men that ever lived. He became interested in the slavery issue and he gave his life to that cause. He became embedded in this cause and because of his being embedded in this cause, in giving himself to this cause and losing himself into this cause, he became a great man.

“That sounds like somebody who stood, doesn't it?” Pat said.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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